Machu Picchu was an isolated Andean village where about a thousand Incas once lived—and died without ever hearing the gospel. Built between AD 1400 and 1500, it was a thriving urban center. The Incas devised innovative agricultural techniques on dozens of terraces carved into the mountainsides. Strategically located between the Inca capital of Cusco and […]

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In one sickening moment, I realized that the thieves had taken my only connection with the outside world. By “the outside world,” I mean the English-speaking, police patrolled comfort zone I had left behind in the United States; by “connection,” I mean my quad band, email enabled cell phone. My wife and I had gone […]

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The peoples of the world that we consider “reached” are many times simply “Christo-pagans,” sometimes referred to as “Christi-Animists.” They have the name “Christian” but sadly follow a mixture of religious ways. In some cases, invading conquistadors “Christianized” people groups but never evangelized them in culturally appropriate ways. The point of a sword demanded and […]

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One of the many blessings of travel is learning. Mark Twain said, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” A […]

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