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Me vs. the mainstream media – chalk one up for them

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I had the wonderful experience of being misquoted in the national press with an article coming out tomorrow. Ugh!! The reporter’s name is Jeff MacDonald. When I saw what he was going to write, we had an extended conversation, but the bottom line was, “it’s already gone to press.” He did agree to …
By Seth Barnes

I had the wonderful experience of being misquoted in the national press with an article coming out tomorrow. Ugh!! The reporter’s name is Jeff MacDonald. When I saw what he was going to write, we had an extended conversation, but the bottom line was, “it’s already gone to press.” He did agree to send me a transcript of our interview.

I was making a point about Matt. 10 being a discipling experience. But it could be viewed as an apologetic for a kind of selfish short-term missions. Here’s my point: Short-term missions find their biblical grounding in Matthew 10 where Jesus sends the 12 disciples out two by two. Clearly this is a training ground for them – a discipling experience.

They get to do what he’s been doing. Later on they go out in bigger numbers (72 of them). They come back thrilled and in the debrief with Jesus, exult about what they’ve seen.

David Livermore, a short-term missions authority was also taken out of context. We compared notes tonight. He said, “Wow…I alluded to something like this but in a very different context.”

So, two questions: how bad does the article look to you and how do I respond?

 

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