missioeric Eric is a white guy passionate about the future of support raising, a future where everyone, regardless of gender, ethnicity, or social connection can fully participate in God’s global mission. Follow him on twitter at http://twitter.com/missioeric
  • Support Raising Is Not As Biblically Based As We Think It Is We desperately need to fix the reasons why support raising keeps parachurch ministries white, but there is a danger of moving too quickly to solutions before we’ve diagnosed the root causes of the problem. Without careful reflection, we face the risk of addressing surface level symptoms without the surgery needed to eradicate the disease. Later […] 5 responses February 26, 2014
  • How Support Raising Keeps Parachurch Ministries White “If you see a fish go belly up in a lake, you try to find out what was wrong with the fish. You see a thousand fish go belly up in a lake and you better take a look at the lake.” – Unknown The personal support raising model1 used by parachurch ministries and mission […] 44 responses February 18, 2014
  • American Missions’ Acts 6 Moment A system has been setup that is supposed to serve all. Everyone is to be treated equitably as the Church goes about her mission. However, after some time, minorities have started to raise the issue that the system isn’t serving the minority group as equitably as the majority group. I am talking, of course, about […] No responses January 30, 2014
  • Merry Christmas from Modern Day Bethlehem As you celebrate the birth of our savior, click the video below to listen to His story told by the people of modern day Bethlehem. Thanks to Vox Veniae for introducing the video to me. No responses December 25, 2013
  • Documentation in the Age of Social Media Yesterday I was at my daughter’s Christmas program filming her two songs when my phone ran out of storage space. Halfway through the second song I realized that instead of paying attention to her singing, I was frantically trying to free up space so I could get the performance recorded. And then it hit me, […] No responses December 20, 2013
  • Book Review: Playing God Power is a gift. As I first began to read Playing God: Redeeming the Gift of Power I thought there was something wrong with Andy Crouch. Here he was writing so positively about a topic I had experienced so negatively. It was as if I didn’t have categories for how he was describing power. Surely […] No responses December 9, 2013
  • Immigration: A Tale of Two Campuses It was the worst of times… Yesterday I opened my twitter feed to see news of a “mock immigration sting” that was being planned for UT Austin, the campus less than 5 miles from my home. A student group on campus, the Young Conservatives of Texas, had planned the event as a way to educate […] No responses November 19, 2013
  • Should All Churches Be Multiethnic? America’s history is filled with racism, segregation, and slavery. Too often the church has been on the wrong side of issues as they have been debated in the public square and the boycott line. In light of this dark past, the recent trend of majority culture Evangelicals like myself becoming aware of the need for […] No responses November 7, 2013
  • The Gospel for the Privileged It hit me like a Mack truck. I am a man of unclean lips and I live among a people of unclean lips. I can still remember it in vivid detail. I’m sitting in a lawn chair next to the outdoor pool at the Hotel Mirador in San Salvador. We had brought 10 Latino college […] No responses October 28, 2013
  • Book Review: Aliens in the Promised Land I first became aware of Dr. Anthony Bradley and his work through twitter, where I follow his commentary on evangelicalism, politics, where to get good haircuts, and college football. I became even more impressed with him as he facilitated (and was subsequently left out of news reports on) a discussion on race and the church […] No responses October 21, 2013