He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?" - Romans 8:32

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Friday, January 22, 2010 

Prideful Missionaries

What's...a good place for a missiologist, missions partner, church planter or cross cultural disciple-maker to be? Humble, contrite and trembling before the Scriptures, gracefully engaging this God-centered calling. But how do I get there? Perhaps first by considering what pride might look like…

* Missiological pride is characterized by always wanting to teach, always being ready to instruct others.

* Missiological pride sometimes displays a kind of evolutionary optimism about the latest missiological trends.

* Pride is usually self-reliant-favoring pragmatic approaches.

* And, isn’t ethnocentrism a kind of pride, putting our clan or tribe or cultural group at the center instead of God who is Lord of ALL cultures and intends to bring every culture under His rule and reign?

For what missionary humility looks like & greater detail on missionary pride, read Ed Roberts full blog post here.

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