God-Directed Deviations in Missions

        Like my posts on God-Directed Deviations in Discipleship and Evangelism, I will now begin a series on God-Directed Deviations in Missions.  First, a few what ifs:         What if we redefined our terms?  The word Missionary occurs nowhere in the bible except for the headings between chapters, and […]

Savior Service Swap

      Consider the following quotes on focused (or unfocused) Christian service.  How often do we swap service to the Savior for th Savior Himself?     “To concentrate on service and activity for God may often actively thwart our attaining of the true goal, God Himself. At first sight it seems heroic to […]

"Missiopathic" ~ Mission with an attitude.

      “Missiopathic,” “What it means to be a Missiopath.”     A working Definition:  A Missiopath is somebody who exhibits missiopathy, who behaves in a way that suggests a strong sense of mission (living as sent). Unlike the average human, a missiopath does not feel any sense of shame when committing to live […]

God-Directed Deviations in Evangelism: Summary

1. Any evangelist whose expressed objective is to “get his audience to heaven” or who holds out the prospect of proverbial “pot of gold at the end of a Gospel rainbow,” in whatever terminology it is couched, must immediately be viewed with deep suspicion. Regrettably all too many evangelists have fallen victim to an approach […]

Gospel Fencing, arguing about it without ever sharing it.

Regardless of how many times I ask someone, “What is the Gospel?” I get different responses.  It seems, to me at least, that the answers given are more agenda driven than careful and biblical conclusions. Believers often hesitate at answering the question because they either can not articulate it, or worse, they simply do not […]