"In 2002, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof proclaimed evangelicals the 'new internationalists,' lauding us for engaging such issues as sex trafficking, slavery, and HIV/AIDS. We actually became internationalists with the blossoming of the modern missions movement in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Wherever missionaries took the Good News, they contributed to development by expanding literacy, promoting public health through sanitation, diet, and medicine, and improving the lot of women, children, and orphans.
But nearly ever since, we have debated the wisdom of faith-driven development work."
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