Frequently Asked Questions
Some of our most-often asked questions.
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For half a century John Stott has been associated with All Souls Church, Langham Place, London, first as rector and then, during his wider world ministry and in his retirement, as rector emeritus. When he formed a trust to fund doctoral scholarships in 1969, he named it the Langham Trust, and the name has stuck.
Originally nothing more than the name of a small street in London, Langham is now the brand name of a worldwide network of ministries working in partnership with churches, seminaries and leaders in the Majority World. Although All Souls Church, Langham Place, is Anglican, the Langham Partnership is fully interdenominational and serves a huge variety of Christian churches and groups around the world.
Please visit the Langham Literature page on our global website for more information on publishing partnerships, book grant programs, and having works published.
Please visit the Langham Preaching website for more information on joining or establishing Langham Preaching in your country/region.
Visit johnstott.org to access sermons and books by John Stott, and to learn more about his life and legacy.
Langham Partnership is a global movement of Christ-followers fulfilling the great commission by equipping and resourcing indigenous leaders around the world to multiply disciples in their families, churches and communities. We serve in well over 100 countries in the world. To learn more, click here.
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The term Third World was originally coined to distinguish the nonaligned block of countries from the capitalist and communist First and Second Worlds during the Cold War era. Over time it came to mean the poorer countries of the world in general, and its unfortunate derogatory overtones make it unsuitable.
Developing World is commonly used to refer to those few countries that have progressed economically to levels similar to wealthy Western nations. However, the term implies that all nations should aspire to be like the "developed" nations of the affluent West, and that is not a prospect we can simply endorse without challenge. So this too is a term we dislike because of its implicit assumptions about who is developed and who is not, based largely on narrow economic criteria.
Some Christians, especially from the non-Western world, speak of the Two-Thirds World. This is better than either Third World or Developing World, but it is not widely familiar, especially outside evangelical circles.
The term Majority World refers in very broad terms to Africa, Asia and Latin America. It reflects the essential fact that living in these regions are the majority of the world's population and approximately 75 percent of the world's Christians. At the same time, these regions are generally economically poorer, and resources for Christians in particular are scarce or nonexistent.
We recognise that there are huge variations even within what we call the Majority World, such that the need is far greater in some countries than in others. However, in very broad terms, Langham ministries are for the benefit of Christians, churches, pastors and seminaries in those parts of the world where weak economies make it difficult or impossible for Christians to get access to good books or to pay for theological training.
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