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“Wrinkling Time in the Missionary Task” by John D. Massey

This article by John D. Massey is one of the more frequently cited critical CPM articles. It is somewhat lengthy (38 pages), but overall an excellent critique. “Wrinkling time” is a concept that David Garrison takes from Madeleine L’Engle’s 1962 book A Wrinkle in Time. It essentially means to “shorten” time. Massey takes issue with this in his article. Here is an outline:

I. Introduction
II. Wrinkling the missionary task
III. Wrinkling the role of the missionary
IV. Wrinkling evangelism and discipleship
V. Wrinkling ecclesiology
VI. Wrinkling leadership development
VII. Wrinkling missionary recruitment
VIII. Concluding reflections

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L’Engle, Madeleine. A Wrinkle in Time. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1962.

Massey, John D. “Wrinkling Time in the Missionary Task: A Theological Review of Church Planting Movements Methodology.” Southwestern Journal of Theology 55, no. 1 (Fall 2012): 100–137.

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