The Universal Particularism of Panta Ta Ethne

A biblical case for the continued viability of the people group concept in mission

Can we be sure that when Jesus commissioned us to “make disciples of all nations,” panta ta ethne in the Greek, that he was talking about ethno-linguistic groupings and not just those who weren’t Jews? On this episode of The Mission Matters, guest Dave Datema, Missiology Catalyst for Frontier Ventures joins us as we discuss why this is such an important question and what happens when we lose the universal particularism of panta ta ethne.


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