Pressed for time today, but we can knock off 2 or 3 from Winter's original list pretty quickly
6. The Mistake of Sending Only Money, Not Missionaries
Yeah, on the one hand, that's about right – that missions work is actually about sending a preacher – Romans 10 and all that.
On the other hand, Dr. Winter needs to decide whether or not he thinks missions agencies are the right sending vehicle – because if you're not sending money to missions agencies, the agencies aren’t going to be around very long. It certainly can't be "only money", but we have to send missionaries.
I think it is also useful to point out that if missions agencies are the right vehicle, they should prolly be in some way recruiting people for missions work. I'm just sayin' that if the missions agencies are going to do the work of the local church in the NT, they should do the work and not dabble in it.
7. The Mistake of Sending Short-Termers, Not Long-Termers
Amen. Talked about it already a long time ago. Willing to hear the other side, but this is the rule which is validated by the proper exceptions.
8. The Mistake of Not Understanding Business in Mission and Mission in Business
Yeah, this is the "kingdom Now" stuff which needs its own special kind of beating. If this means we ought to be "good stewards" of the stuff we have, who can argue? If this means somehow changing Microsoft and the United Nations into organs of the Gospel somehow ... it seems to me this is both an unreasonable expectation and a violation of being in the world but not of the world.
That's all I have time for today. Talk amongst yourselves.