As a legacy of the Soviet Union, many Central Asian Muslim peoples spoke and read Russian as their first language. If you gave them Scripture in their national language, they would accept it, but they couldn’t read it. But if you offered the Bible in Russian, which they could read, they would refuse it, because in the popular mind, the “Bibliya” is a Holy Book only for Russian people. How could we reach this Russian-speaking Muslim population, estimated at over 26 million people?
By Tim Harmon What criteria should we use to evaluate who is a Christian, and who is not? Does it matter if someone affirms a particular set of doctrinal points? Must he or she follow a specific moral code? Since the advent of the modern missions movement, such questions have been particularly pressing. In contexts…Continue reading Who’s in and Who’s Out? Christianity and Bounded Sets vs. Centered Sets