Making disciples of all nations involves helping friends turn away from idols and false gods. This will inevitably lead to conflict and calling people to repent. But part of missions work is being confrontational. Daniel Strange’s article how ministry confronts idolatry is a good read, especially for those who are looking for deeper reasons for joining the OYC.

Idolatry is always ultimately against God and against the way he has chosen to reveal himself to us. Its scope is broad enough to include not simply displacements of God, but also distortions of him, and even denials of him (for atheism makes up the ultimate false story about God: that he does not exist).

Read the whole thing.