On yesterday’s blog post, “Missional Size Matters,” Gary F. Patton made a comment that contained a timely and important question. Those are as follows: Why do Jesus Followers use the word “mission” and it’s variants which I cannot find used even once in either the NIV or NASB New Covenant. In too many Assemblies, small and […]
Paul’s missionary work consisted primarily of going to synagogues scattered across the Roman Empire, beginning in Asia Minor, and making clear to the Jewish and Gentile believers in those synagogues that the Messiah had come in Jesus Christ, the Son of God; that in Christ a final authority even greater than Moses existed; and that […]
Lord, don’t send another in my place.
I’ve invited several people to write “guest posts” for this blog. There are a few reasons for this: 1) To offer different perspectives. 2) To generate even more discussion and conversation in this type of forum. 3) To introduce others to my readers. Today, Pamela Simpson, who attended Nyack College with me many years ago, […]
Last night in Discipleship Group we asked three questions: 1. It is biblical to ask others if they want to receive Christ? 2. Should we ask others if they want to make a confession of Christ? 3. Is it our job to get others to respond to the Gospel? The night played out with much […]
This post will initiate a series on Short-Term missions. It will cover what to pack for your trip. No, not physical items such as bug repellent and hand sanitizer, but spiritual attitudes, concepts, and ideas. I’d like to begin the series with these “Constructive Attitudes to Take with Me on the Mission Field.” I’m not […]
This this video discusses and defines who the “unreached” are. The narrator starts off by saying: “The missionary question is not, where are there unbelievers and then send a missionary there. There are unbelievers everywhere.” The narrator then says that the missionary question is: “Where are there peoples who don’t have any Christians in them, or […]
Missions! What a Mess! I am sure that we are all aware of cases where various forms of development have turned out to be disastrous for the ones being developed. When our good intentions, bring harm to the ones who need help the most, or leave […]