NOTE: The text below was written twenty years ago, yet it is as valid as it was when it was first published, not just for Russia, but for the entire Central & Eastern Europe..
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The church of Russia, as the churches in other post-Marxist countries, needs help from the global church–meaningful help! Let me briefly spell out some basic requests from a Russian Christian to a Western church wanting to support the mission of the church in post-perestroika Russia.
- Incarnational Rather Than Organizational
In this respect I want to identify basic attitudes which, I believe, a good missionary to my country would need: become one of us and we will listen to you. Live as we live, but without sin, and we will copy you. The answer is not to talk about solutions, but to live them out. The answer is not the Christ of the Text, but Christ incarnate. Continue reading “Johannes Reimer – Mission in Post-Perestroika Russia”