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John Drescher

John M. Drescher was Minister of Scottdale Mennonite Church, Scottdale, Pennsylvania. 1973-1978, currently lives in Quakertown, PA.


  1. Douglas Pirkey

    My “list” in my posts about your interview you virtually ignored. But if you really are anxious to speak specifically to my doctrinal refutations in those posts, please do.

    Wishing you a good trip, I leave you with this: “For the Son of Man goes as it has been determined, but woe to that man by whom he is betrayed” (Matthew 22.22). May God grant you repentance, Carl.

  2. Carl Medearis

    Douglas, I’m sure you’re gonna miss me, but we leave for the airport in an hour to go to the Middle East for three weeks. Just propagating some more heresy by helping Muslims follow Jesus. :)

    When I get back, I’d love to hear the exact things that I’m doing/teaching/believing that you think are heretical. Not “someone” from the C-5 or IM groups – but me. Moi. Yours truly. The one you’ve so sweetly befriended. Get your list ready, I’ll be anxious to read it. (It should be actual doctrinal heresy. I did my grad thesis on the Council of Nicea – so I understand a bit of the word “heresy”).

    Blessings as you try your best to keep the tares out of the wheat.

  3. Douglas Pirkey

    Carl, in one way I get a real kick out of you, how personable and smart and witty you are : ) If I were a friend of yours I’m sure I would thoroughly enjoy you. On the other hand, I shutter to think what is going on spiritually with you. You don’t seem to realize that your waywardness and its propagation is what many are “against”. But that is out of love for Christ, his body the church, and you. This againstness is a biblical positive. In Wisconsin you have a friend in me.

  4. Carl Medearis

    I think i’ve put my finger on what so concerns me with many of the posts on this site – it’s from Jesus last prayer in John 17. That we may be in unity so the world will know… It’s a forgotten evangelistic strategy.

    Many of the things that are said in these posts are excellent. I enjoy reading them. But they have an agenda. Always seem to be against someone or something. Why not just say the positive. What you’re for. Not what you’re against. Many of the comments feel insecure as if someone is after you and you’re trying to defend yourselves. Not sure why.

    I believe what you’re doing and thinking is great. Go for it. Fish away! The Houssney family (the only ones I know in these discussions) are serious about fishing and catching. So why the hurt and anger expressed in these posts. No need. Relax. Enjoy life and God and serving the people you’re called to.

    I for one, want to live in a spirit of honor, respect and unity. We are clearly called to that life.

    I’m afraid some of the attempts to “expose” someone else’s motives and strategies, in fact, makes you look small. And you (plural “you”) are not small. You guys are doing some great things, just go for it. Let the C-5 and IM crowd and whoever else you don’t like go. Let them answer to the only One they need to answer to. The One we all answer to!

  5. Georges Houssney

    Missiology or Fishiology? What is the difference?
    I first received this article as a small pamphlet on orange paper handed to me by a friend in 1974. It left an indelible impact on my worldview of what missions is all about. I had already by now seen missionaries who do little more than talk strategies and concepts. Today the situation is even worse. So many in the missionary movement today make a living, and a good one at that, by speaking, writing and traveling promoting ideas, concepts, theories. and strategies. The truth is most of them have had little success if any in bringing Muslims to Christ. Yet they pride themselves in being experts and speak with authority. Interestingly some who have have gained fame have not had much experience leading Muslims to Christ. There is fame and there is fame. Billy Graham’s fame was preaching the gospel to millions of people. Authors, professors and missions “experts” are famous for their ideas. I am not here against books and authors. I am only challenging the talkers to become walkers.

    Brothers and sisters, missions is not about being missiologically or strategically right. It is about glorifying God and sharing the good news of his love and salvation through Jesus with Muslims who are waiting to hear. I hope and pray that his article will impact you in the way it has impacted me. If the Holy Spirit convicts you do not just feel bad and go back to life as usual. Go out and catch some fish.

  6. Carl Medearis

    Perfectly said. Here’s to actually catching fish!

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