When an obscure Arab citizen of Mecca claimed to have met a spirit-being in the year 610 CE, the world could never have imagined that this man, under the influence of that spirit, would birth a religion that today numbers about 1.6 billion adherents, twenty percent of the human race.
I often talk about the mystery of the universe. The scientists are more and more baffled about where it came from or what it is. Every day, it seems like, it’s more complicated than it was before. We live in the era of the befuddled scientists, who are smarter than any scientists who ever […]
Barb Grimes, (long-time Ethnologue Editor) our colleague and long-time coworker in this Bible translation ministry has gone on ahead of us into eternity at the age of 83. Many of you know her legendary work in shaping the Ethnologue into today’s globally known resource on language information, but may not realize all the other work she […]
In recent years, a great deal of attention, energy and resources have been dedicated to engagingunengaged unreached people groups (UUPGs). Certainly, joining hands to engage the unengaged is a critical task in making disciples of all nations. Can you think of any reason why an entire people group should be denied an opportunity to hear […]
At the Finish the Task (FTT) annual conference held in California, December 2012, the following question was raised by Paul Eshleman and subsequently commissioned which resulted in this white paper:1 “Why should castes be included in the ethnē?” There are good tactical reasons why these groups should be approached separately. However, as he well noted, […]
This is an interesting article talking about the urgent need to raise up national level unreached people group research efforts. I have on my desk the manual “National Research Mobilization Handbook”, by Bob Waymire. I wonder why this idea has disappeared? One of the purposes of the Etnopedia is to foster national unreached people research efforts […]
One of the purposes of the GCOWE was to establish permanent national missiological research functions in every country of the world. What happened to this goal? Read below.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the “Peace Child” story—my parents’ 14-year adventure of obedience among the Sawi people of Papua, a journey that culminated in the dramatic breakthrough of God’s love into their violent and isolated tribal culture. I grew up as one of them, speaking their language, loving their jungle world, and […]
Let us set aside the question of why your church should take up the challenge of reaching an unengaged People Group; others will give you numerous reasons. In fact, you may have already embraced the “Why” but just can’t get by the “How” as it seems such a different role, such a huge task, and […]
When I was younger and growing up in a missions minded church, I heard about the unreached people groups. I was fully drawn into reaching them. My senior pastor at that time used to always say ‘Why should anyone hear the Gospel twice, before everyone has heard it once?’ I echoed his motto, even today.