There's a troubling new trend that's taken root among American missionaries. In their attempt to advance the gospel among Muslims, they allow – and sometimes encourage – new followers of Christ to identify and live as Muslims. These converts are called “insiders” because, although they claim allegiance to Christ, they remain inside their Islamic social and religious community. That's why advocates of this approach refer to it as the Insider Movement.
Many American Christians are unaware of this method and unwittingly finance it. Most of the missionaries who practice it work in foreign countries, far removed from the oversight of their supporters. But as insider movement conferences spring up in the United States and gain traction within our borders, believers are starting to take notice.
Greg and I co-wrote an assessment of the insider approach in this month's Solid Ground. If you're not familiar with it, be sure to read our article.