2409, 2019

Old Testament Foundations And Roots Regarding ‘Mission’ And ‘Missionary’ (What Is Missions And Who Can Be A Missionary—Part 3): Sept. 24, 2019

September 24th, 2019|

Genesis 12:1-3, 15, 17, Exodus 19:4-6, Psalm 2:8, Psalm 67, Isaiah 6:8-13, along with the book of Jonah, are foundational Old Testament texts pregnant with missiological force. In Genesis 12:1-3, 15:1-6, and 17:1-8 we read of the call and reconfirmation of Abram as a prototypical missionary who leaves his land and crosses both boundaries and barriers in bringing [...]

2908, 2019

What Is A Missionary? Who May Be A Missionary? What Is A Missionary’s Work? (Part 2 Aug. 29, 2019)

August 29th, 2019|

Some well-meaning believers, in their efforts to keep the missional intent of Missio Dei (i.e., the truth that mission originated with God from eternity past, not from the Church itself) in front of as many believers as possible, overgeneralize by stating that all believers are missionaries, without thinking through their statement and its (lack of) biblical support. Others [...]

2007, 2019

What Is A Missionary? Who May Be A Missionary? What Is A Missionary’s Work?

July 20th, 2019|

Introduction  The word missionary produces more divergent definitions and opinions than nearly any other missiological term. In a series of posts here in coming weeks/months, I will examine pertinent sections from the Old and New Testament regarding what and who we now term as a ‘missionary’ and the attendant tasks, as well as answering questions regarding who/what is [...]

903, 2019

The Recovery of “Apostolic Mission”

March 9th, 2019|

I was pleased to read recently that Don Dent, a former IMB colleague, has been able to re-release his 2011 book The Ongoing Role of Apostles in Missions: The Forgotten Foundation, including on the Kindle platform. As a former pastor in Oklahoma, I made the same mistake for many years as others had done, concerning the use of 'apostles' in [...]

2501, 2019

“Slip Sliding Away” John 3:16, Rom. 10:14-17

January 25th, 2019|

A few months ago, I was in a meeting with my friend Matthew Gibbins of the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC) for nearly four hours. During that meeting he made the comment that trying to figure out the best ways to connect with specific unreached people groups (UPGs) in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), who, for various reasons, [...]