Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Will the Insiders keep the outsiders outside? 2

Apparently, the Insider Movement is a loose coalition of some who are involved in Christian outreach to Muslims. Those within the Insider Movement claim that since Muslims are offended by language that proclaims God as Father and Jesus as the Son, efforts to reach them ought to eliminate that familial language.

In response to the Insider Movement the Reverend Scott Seaton of Emmanuel Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Arlington, VA has introduced "Overture 9." Overture 9 calls for PCA presbyteries to pull funding from any missionaries or missions agencies which alter the familial language found within the Scriptures.

You can read Overture 9
HERE.

1 comment:

David said...

Hi Todd, for 18 years I served with Frontiers, one of the leading missions to Muslims, as director of development/director of advancement. The matter of insider movements and Muslim-idiom translations is huge. I recommend visiting www.stfrancismagazine.info/ja/ and www.biblicalmissiology.org for excellent articles on this subject. John Span and Bill Nikides, both Reformed scholars (and missionary practitioners), are excellent. Insider missiology is built on the highly-debated interpretation of 8-12 narrative passages of Scripture. -- David Harriman