Evangelism

The Case for Long-Term Missions

By Brooks Buser | 01.26.2023

How can “normal” Christians see their sons and daughters board ships and planes and be gone for decades, perhaps forever? The only sufficient answer I have found is this: these saints see past this world.

Love & Discernment: Hospitality and the LGBTQ+ Person

By Jonathan Holmes | 01.24.2023

How do we love genuinely and show true hospitality as living sacrifices to the Lord, all while maintaining clear, biblical convictions on issues related to sexuality and gender?

Mission and Maturity

By Jonathan D. Worthington | 01.18.2023

Presenting converts to Christ was not Paul’s ultimate missional dream. Nor was presenting planted churches. He wanted to present communities of mature believers to Christ.

Lessons for Missions from the Ministries of John G. Paton and Wang Ming-dao (王明道)

By Eric Beach | 12.20.2022

Christians don’t always recognize the importance of the local church and church polity to missions. Yet some of the great missionaries and evangelists of the past knew that building healthy churches was central to their work.

Seven Principles for Funding Foreign Missions

By Tyler Markson | 12.09.2022

The Lord has entrusted great wealth to Christians in the developed West. We must steward this money well.

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.

Book Review: God Shines Forth, by Daniel Hames & Michael Reeves

Review by Allen Duty | 11.04.2022

Hames and Reeves help us see that those who delight in God are eager to share him with others and aren’t deterred by their own evangelistic shortcomings.

How Did ‘Church Planting Movements’ Gain a Foothold Within the IMB?  

By Caleb Morell | 10.06.2022

In his book Strategy Coordinator: Changing the Course of Southern Baptist Missions, R. Bruce Carlton sets out to provide a historical analysis of what he considers the most significant shift within the strategy of the International Mission Board since its inception in 1845.

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.

Book Review: The Primary Mission of the Church, by Bryan Estelle

Review by Alex DiPrima | 04.14.2022

Bryan Estelle should be commended for providing a substantive contribution to the conversation surrounding the church’s primary mission.

13 Pillars for Planting Healthy Churches

By Matt Rogers | 04.11.2022

What ingredients are necessary to plant healthy, strong, biblical churches—and sustain them?

What the Doctrine of Sin Means for Our Evangelism

By Trell Ross | 9Marks Journal: Sound Doctrine: The Foundation for Faithful Ministry | 11.16.2021

You cannot share the gospel of Jesus without mentioning the reality of sin. When we do, we deceive people about what the gospel is.

Book Review: We Evangelicals and Our Mission, by David Hesselgrave

Review by Mark Collins | 05.13.2021

It is not enough for us merely to identify the problems in the evangelical understanding of mission. With God’s help we need to take steps to strengthen churches at home so that we can plant stronger churches abroad.

Fisherman or Fishermen? Considering the Church’s Corporate Mission

By Matt Sliger | 04.26.2021

The mission of the church is in fact the mission of the church. Rather than merely being one person casting from a pier, it’s a host of men and women holding their part of the net.

Book Review: The Essence and Implications of Missio Dei, by Peter Pikkert

Review by Sam Martyn | 03.11.2021

A thousand institutions are carrying the banner of creation care, global debt relief, and affordable housing; only the church of Jesus Christ carries the banner of good news for those needing rescue from eternal suffering.