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...

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...

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 16, 2017

by Thomas Curry, M.A., William Carey International University

After two centuries had passed since Luther’s nailing of his famous 95 Theses on the door of All Saints Church, Protestantism might have appeared to much of the world to be a Caucasian religion severely batte...

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