The Great Commission in Latin America
Daniel Salinas seeks to dispel the myth that the missionary movement from Latin America got a late start in comparison with Asia and Africa. Reasons for the spread of the myth include the primarily oral histories of Latin American missions and a late start on record keeping. There have been three main indigenous responses to the current missionary enterprise in Latin America: (1) many churches do not participate in sending missionaries due to insufficient funds, (2) many churches simply support and grow existing foreign missions agencies forfeiting credit for their contribution, and (3) some churches and organizations have developed an indigenous theology of mission and evangelism. Above all, Salinas stresses that Latin American evangelicals have participated in the expansion of the church and the propagation of the gospel within and outside the continent from the beginning.
Daniel Salinas is Adjunct Professor of History at Northern Seminary. Dr. Salinas earned an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the National University of Colombia in Bogota, an M.A. in Theology from Wheaton College, and his Ph.D. in Historical Theology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. Dr. Salinas is the foremost Latin American Theologian in the Latin American Theological fraternity and the only Spanish leader with a Ph.D. in Historical Theology. He has lived in Colombia and Bolivia and now serves in Paraguay.