J. Mack Stiles

On Why Biblical Church Leadership Matters in Missions with Brian Parks, Mark Collins, and Eric White (Missions Talk, Ep. 8)

By B. Parks, E. White, J. Mack Stiles, M. Collins, R. Robertson | 01.26.2023

In this new episode of Missions Talk, our hosts discuss the importance of biblical leadership with three missionaries from around the world.

On Why a Biblical Concern for Discipleship and Growth Matters in Missions, with Anand Samuel & Jeff Kelly (Missions Talk, Ep 7)

By A. Samuel, J. Mack Stiles, J. Kelly, R. Robertson | 01.12.2023

Mack and Ryan chat with Anand Samuel—a pastor in the UAE—and Jeff Kelly—a pastor and former missionary to N. Africa—about discipleship and growth on the mission field. Is it all that much different?

On Why Biblical Church Discipline Matters in Missions, with Ken Mbugua and Aubrey Sequeira (Missions Talk, Ep. 6)

By A. Sequeira, J. Mack Stiles, K. Mbugua, R. Robertson | 12.15.2022

Churches on the mission field aren’t exempt by Jesus’ command to practice church discipline.

On Why Biblical Church Membership Matters in Missions, with David Lawrence, Chariot Lu, and Caleb Greggsen (Missions Talk, Ep. 5)

By C. Greggsen, C. Lu, D. Lawrence, J. Mack Stiles, R. Robertson | 12.02.2022

Ryan and Mack chat with three pastors—from Central Asia, from the Middle East, and from East Asia—about the biblical principle of church membership.

Book Review: Reaching Your Muslim Neighbor with the Gospel, by A. S. Ibrahim

Review by J. Mack Stiles | 11.17.2022

‘Reaching Your Muslim Neighbor with the Gospel’ is an excellent practical, down-to-earth guide for sharing faith with a Muslim friend.

On Why Conversion and Evangelism Matters in Missions, with Pastor Harshit and Josh Manley (Missions Talk, Ep. 4)

By J. Mack Stiles, J. Manley, P. Harshit, R. Robertson | 11.11.2022

A poor understanding of evangelism and conversion will have disastrous effects, especially among cultures where there’s little familiarity with the gospel. In this episode of Missions Talk, Mack and Ryan chat with two overseas pastors about this.

On Why Gospel Doctrine Matters in Missions with Brooks Buser and Matt Tyler (Missions Talk, Ep. 3)

By B. Buser, J. Mack Stiles, M. Tyler, R. Robertson | 10.28.2022

In this episode of Missions Talk, Ryan Robertson and Mack Stiles chat with Brooks Buser and Matt Tyler about the necessity of sound doctrine—whether you’re in the deep jungle of Papua New Guinea or a global city with 25 million people.

Episode 2: On Why Expositional Preaching Matters in Missions (with John Folmar and Christian Lwanda)

By C. Lwanda, J. Mack Stiles, J. Folmar, R. Robertson | 10.13.2022

Does expository preaching matter in missions? Is it essential to a church’s health among every language, people, and nation?

Episode 1: On the Reasons We Started Missions Talk

By J. Mack Stiles, J. Leeman, M. Dever, R. Robertson | 09.28.2022

In this inaugural episode of Missions Talk, Jonathan Leeman and Mark Dever chat with Mack Stiles and Ryan Robertson about why conversations about ecclesiology are so necessary in the missions world.

Book Review: Before You Share Your Faith, by Matt Smethurst

Review by J. Mack Stiles | 07.29.2022

Matt Smethurst consistently draws from Scripture throughout “Before You Share Your Faith” and calls us to more than an evangelistic method, but a lifestyle.

On Church-Centered Missions vs Movement-Driven Missions (Pastors Talk, Ep. 183)

By A. Sequeira, B. Buser, J. Mack Stiles, J. Leeman, S. Logsdon | 10.12.2021

Jonathan Leeman chats with Mack Stiles, Brooks Buser, Scott Logsdon, and Aubrey Sequeira about two diverging approaches to the obeying the Great Commission.

The Gospel Is Worth Dying For

By J. Mack Stiles | 05.13.2021

Mack Stiles, a former pastor in the Middle East, offers counsel to persecuted Christians.

Forum: Perspectives on Heaven from the Persecuted Church

By J. Mack Stiles, J. Folmar | 9Marks Journal: Heaven: Rejoicing in Future Glory | 12.22.2020

We asked pastors around the world this question: “How have you encouraged Christians experiencing significant persecution with the hope of heaven?”

4 Reasons You Should Preach through 1 Corinthians

By J. Mack Stiles | 11.18.2019

Let me give you four reasons why it’s worth it to preach through 1 Corinthians.

The Value of Expositional Preaching in an International Context

The Value of Expositional Preaching in an International Context

By J. Mack Stiles | 07.11.2019

When Mack Stiles became the pastor of a church in Iraq, he decided to preach through the entire book of 1 Corinthians. Here, he explains the value of expositional preaching in an international context.

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