May 8, 2019

This article is excerpted from Winter's Editorial Comment in Mission Frontiers, Jan.–Feb. 1998 issue. 

Cannibals, again.

Hugh Ross refers in his recent newsletter to the same amazing new book we mentioned last fall—which verifies the existence of cannibalism everywhere...

April 29, 2019

Ralph Winter wrote this article while serving in Guatemala in 1958. A year before he died he added 12 questions at the end for discussion.

You can download a PDF version of this article here.

One's first reaction on arriving to live among people desperately poor is to t...

April 17, 2019

EDITOR'S NOTE: Contrary to the suspicions of some of Ralph Winter’s colleagues in the last years of his life, he did not abandon the “unreached peoples” concept for which he is best known. In his prayer log entry for Sunday, November 7, 2004, he attempted to tie his ea...

March 25, 2019

On February 7, 2003, Ralph Winter gave a seminar that introduced a number of "group self-deceptions." In a round-about way he covered misunderstandings due to a translation in an Irian Jaya language, an African custom called couvad, female circumcision, the need for re...

November 15, 2018

Originally published in 1995 in the International Bulletin of Missionary Research, this auto-biographical sketch was later re-published in Winter's self-collected set of writings, Frontiers in Mission, 22-25. Now, almost 25 years later, it still speaks prophetically to...

November 7, 2018

DOWNLOAD a PDF of Ralph Winter's self-collected set of writings. (The first two pages are blank—scroll down!)

This is an inductive, autobiographical presentation of the process of finding, recognizing, or discovering problems. It is only secondarily focused on solving t...

September 20, 2018

Winter wrote this article in honor of Donald McGavran, in the October 1990 Mission Frontiers issue, The Passing of a Giant.  

I first encountered McGavran's force of personality at the time his Bridges of God was published in 1955. The phrase "church growth" was not as...

September 20, 2018

These comments are from a 2005 editorial in Mission Frontiers

This time you must learn a new phrase: Insider Movements.

This idea as a mission strategy was so shockingly new in Paul’s day that almost no one (either then or now) gets the point. That’s why we are devotin...

September 20, 2018

Winter wrote this article for Mission Frontiers in 2007, asking, "Will We Regain the Kingdom Vision of Our Forefathers in the Faith?" He gives an historical overview of a number of "movements" within the evangelical world: "third force" movements; the social movements...

September 11, 2018

Prayer Log Entry, date unknown.

The reason I am so concerned to identify evil and become known as a believer in Jesus Christ who is fighting it, is because a great deal of evil in this world is blamed on God. How attractive is our invitation to people to return to and y...

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