Author Archives: Tad

About Tad

After 25 years in parish ministry and 15 years with Anglican Frontier Missions, I have had enough reflection time to sort out responses from churches to the Lord's call to the least evangelized. This series addresses the nine most frequent rationales for leaving fields that are white for harvest without harvesters.

Bottom Dwellers – Who cares?

Rationale: Mission work should be looked as an investment. For investments like money, time, opportunity, resources, we look for results. We expect influence, impact, and situations that will make a difference. The same should be true for missions. This is … Continue reading

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Saving the Marwari

Report: The Marwari of Rajasthan, India The second time my wife, Constance, and I visited Summerville Church in Jodphur, the pastor was quite surprised. He remembered us from before but wondered why we would return with our interest in the … Continue reading

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All will be saved, so why go?

The weekly series addresses nine reasons churches give for not sending workers to fields left unharvested.  One of the deterrents to sending workers there is the mistaken notion that all will be saved in the end. This posting explores the … Continue reading

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The Nation of the Tajakant

The weekly series addresses nine reasons churches give for not sending workers to fields left unharvested. The first reason, which I wrote about last week, was the muddling that arises from the use of the word “Gentile” to define the … Continue reading

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Fields, Gentiles, and Nations

  When I was the Director of Anglican Frontier Missions, I spent many Sundays in different churches where I presented unreached mission fields. Over time, in conversation with clergy and mission leaders, I began to see patterns of reasons not … Continue reading

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Unharvested Fields

A Lenten and Easter series on fields needing harvest You probably recognize the imagery our Lord used. It comes at the end of Chapter 9 of Matthew. He used the simplest of images to convey this overlooked priority for the … Continue reading

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Reports from Citizens of Heaven

Photo – Fr. Jacques Hammel, recently martyred in his church in Normandy, France The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16 One of my visions of heaven involves a Starbucks-like setting where ambrosia and manna are served. Around the tables are … Continue reading

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