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...

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

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...

 

The Retreat of the West (Originally Fuller lectures published as The Unfolding Drama of the Christian Movement. n.d., Chapter 15. (1979) (Foundations Reader, 237-40).

Christology and Missions? (IJFM 2:4, October 1984).

“Mission 2000": Towards a Strategy of Closure (IJF...

August 15, 2018

In Part I, excerpts from a blog by Pastor Marc explain his passion for seeing the local church play its God-intended role in fulfilling the Great Commission. In Part II, excerpts from Ralph Winter's writings give another slant on the importance of well-informed local c...

August 15, 2018

In Part I, excerpts from a blog by Pastor Marc explain his passion for seeing the local church play its God-intended role in fulfilling the Great Commission. In Part II, excerpts from Ralph Winter's writings give another slant on the importance of well-informed local c...

June 22, 2018

Now that we no longer have Ralph Winter to interpret history and current trends for us, I guess we have to do it for ourselves. I, for one, am ashamed at what I see non-Christians saying about evangelicals in public forums. They know what followers of Jesus should be s...

November 18, 2017

This is a partial transcription of a talk Ralph Winter gave to the staff of the US Center for World Mission on June 16, 2000. In this talk he quotes extensively from the memoirs of a man who was 85 at the time, to illustrate the value of a discipline taken seriously by...

August 24, 2017

The observations in two New York Times editorials (August 8, August 24) and an August 13, 2017 article from The Atlantic show that evangelical Christians in the U.S. as a whole have failed to represent God’s character to our society. Ralph Winter prophetically foresaw...

August 22, 2017

By Andrew Herbek

Andrew is a member of Frontier Ventures where he serves on the Perspectives National Staff.  He is also an instructor and former coordinator for the course, Perspectives on the World Christian Movement. He is currently working on a Masters of Divinity a...

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