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9Marks Explained : A Letter From Mark Dever

Missions

Why Don't Most Churches Send Missionaries?

In his book The Church is Bigger Than You Think, Patrick Johnstone (of Operation World fame) writes about the churches of the major missionary sending countries (USA, UK, India, Germany, et al):

Contextualization - What are we really after?

Contextualization is perhaps one of the most controversial things that all of us do in our churches every day.  At its most basic level whether we will contextualize our church is not really an option – anyone here speak fluent Aramaic or Greek, for example?  But will we do it wisely, biblically, in the fear of God or will we let our fear of man become the controlling principle?