The Evangelical Missiological Society founder changed how we think of contextualizing the gospel. David Hesselgrave, the driving force behind the evangelical study of missions in the 20th century, died this week at age 94. Hesselgrave built the missions program at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS) and cofounded the Evangelical Missiological Society, teaching generations of scholars and missions workers around the world more effective ways to share the gospel across cultures (as referenced in the titles of his popular textbooks: Planting Churches Cross-Culturally; Communicating Christ Cross-Culturally; Counseling Cross-Culturally). “Not just the volume but the significance of the content of his writings…