The Legacy of Lausanne 1974:    Forty Years Later and a Personal Look at the Man Behind the Revolution by Steve Shadrach

The Legacy of Lausanne 1974: Forty Years Later and a Personal Look at the Man Behind the Revolution by Steve Shadrach

A dying man lay unconscious on a makeshift bed in the middle of his tiny living room in a modest house in Pasadena, California. Seated across the room was a middle-aged hospice worker who felt sure this would be another lonely assignment where she would be the only person present to comfort this 84 year old mans’ transition from this life to the next. She was mentally recounting how many poor souls she had watched breath their last who had no family, no friends, not one single human being who even cared enough to say their goodbyes. But for some strange reason this patient was different. To her amazement, this bald, shriveled up man who couldn’t talk or even open his eyes had a week long procession of all kinds of people coming morning, noon, and night to pay their respects. I could tell she was trying to sort it all out in her mind, but one evening, after another round of important people had paraded through, she finally blurted out “Who is this man?” With a slight smile, I thought to myself, “If she only knew…” Ralph D. Winter passed into eternity at 8:46pm May 20, 2009. Personally, I never called him “Ralph”, always “Dr. Winter”—out of pure respect. He was one of Time Magazines 25 Most Influential Evangelicals. Christianity Today featured him on a September 1984 issue, appearing as an egghead scientist peering through his magnifying glass trying to discover new hidden peoples in some remote place on the planet. I always liked to rib Dr. Winter about how history would remember him. One day I pulled...

“It is just as proper to say Christ’s global cause has a Church as to say Christ’s Church has a global cause.” 

—David Bryant

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Isaiah 49:6

Isaiah 49:6

“It is too light a thing that you should be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob. I will make you as a Light to the nations, that my salvation may reach to the end of the earth.” #bbom

What if 0.1% of all African evangelical believers were mobilized to the unreached? That would be 177,000 workers laboring amongst people groups without access to the gospel.

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If you are reading this article, you probably have a growing desire to see your children make a difference for Christ in the world. You want to see them go into the world and “make disciples.” You want them to love God, and to help others do the same. Read more —from Rob Rienow,...

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