Three Reasons You Should Never Say “Reverse Mission.”

It has to be said now that “reverse mission” is not the most appropriate term for the rising presence of African Christians and missionaries in Europe and North America. While the term has gained popularity among some schools of missional thought, and has been used extensively since the turn of the millenium, there is now…

Umunthu as Missio Dei

A person, in the umunthu sense of the word, is one who humanizes others through selfless and sacrificial generosity. This is what the mission of God is for humanity. The missionary God–the Great Munthu–through the Crucified Son, sacrificially shared God’s own personhood with us, humans, to give us life, make us persons, and draw us into a…