Photograph by David Coulson in Different Drums by 
Michael Wood (London:  Century, 1987)

Welcome!   The purpose of this site is to equip Christians as God's kingdom messengers to minister among folk religionists.

         What is meant by the phrase folk religionists?  Who are they?  For a brief introduction, go here.

         On this web site you will find the following items: 

1)      My text Communicating Christ in Animistic Contexts, which can also be ordered in hard copy in the following ways:

Telephone: 1-800-MISSION (647-7466) in the USA
EMAIL:  <>
 Online: @ William Carey Library

You have my permission to reproduce sections of this book as long as you the source of the quotes and its authorship.

2)      Articles on folk religion, links to other sites, and bibliographies.  These resources will continue to develop over the next year.

I hope that this site will serve as a resource to broaden your understanding of folk religion and a Christian perspective toward it.

Gailyn Van Rheenen

All pages Copyright 2003 by Gailyn Van Rheenen..
If you wish to copy or in any other way reproduce or distribute this information, please request permission by contacting
Dr. Gailyn Van Rheenen.