Writing for the Times of London, self-professed atheist Matthew Parris argues that, "Missionaries, not aid money, are the solution to
Now a confirmed atheist, I've become convinced of the enormous contribution that Christian evangelism makes in
I used to avoid this truth by applauding--as you can--the practical work of mission churches in
But this doesn't fit the facts. Faith does more than support the missionary; it is also transferred to his flock. This is the effect that matters so immensely, and which I cannot help observing.
Isn't it amazing how one can see so clearly and yet remain blind? I'm praying that Parris may soon come to "see the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ" (2 Cor. 4:6).
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About Mike Pohlman
Mike serves as the senior pastor at Immanuel Bible Church in Bellingham, Washington. Mike is a former church planter in the Pacific Northwest, and served for three years as the executive producer of The Albert Mohler Program, a nationally syndicated radio show dedicated to Christianity and culture. Mike has a PhD in American church history from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Mike is husband to Julia and father to four wonderful children: Samuel (12), Anna (10), John (9) and Michael (4). When not pastoring, Mike loves sports, music, and hanging out with his family.
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