In the West, globalization has attracted much attention. One result of globalization has been the movement of ethnicities across national boundaries, bringing great opportunities to reach people groups in our own backyards. Ministries among international students and growing immigrant populations in our cities, and outreach in our workplaces, sporting activities, and community associations all offer opportunities to present Christ to a world that is literally coming to us. But reaching people groups in diaspora, essential as it is, has historically not of itself resulted in claiming their homelands and the majority of their people groups for Christ. That outcome still …
Dr. Samuel Larsen is professor of missions emeritus at Reformed Theological Seminary in Atlanta. He previously served as a missionary, a U.S. Navy chaplain, and a regional director for Mission to the World.