7 Reasons Why Your Church Should Engage in Door-to-Door EvangelismBy Jake Wright | 05.29.2023
Evangelism is critical not only for lost souls but also for the spiritual vitality of our churches.
A Response to a Review of ‘No Shortcut to Success’By Matt Rhodes | 05.16.2023
We asked Matt Rhodes to respond to the International Mission Board’s critique of his book ‘No Shortcut to Success: A Manifesto for Modern Missions.’
Theonomy and Sharia LawBy Matthew Bennett | 9Marks Journal: A New Christian Authoritarianism? | 04.28.2023
Christian theonomy poses some of the same dangers as an Islamic state.
The Case for Long-Term MissionsBy 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.
Mission and MaturityBy 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.
Book Review: Reaching Your Muslim Neighbor with the Gospel, by A. S. IbrahimReview 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 ReevesReview 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 SmethurstReview 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.
Evangelical Catholicity and How To Foster ItBy Josh Manley | 07.28.2022
Catholicity denotes the very Christian unity for which our Lord prayed. How can we foster greater unity among gospel-believing Christians?
Episode 209: On Pursuing Revival While Avoiding RevivalismBy J. Leeman, M. Dever | 07.05.2022
We recently released a Journal on the difference between God-given revival and man-centered revivalism. In this episode of Pastors Talk, Jonathan and Mark chat about why we published that Journal and which articles stood out to them.
Jonathan Edwards, Revival, and the Necessary Means of PrayerBy Mark Rogers | 9Marks Journal: Pursuing Revival While Avoiding Revivalism | 06.14.2022
Why not gather with a few other pastors in your area once a month or once per quarter to pray for God to send revival? He has answered those kinds of prayers before.
Revivalism on the Mission FieldBy Scott Logsdon | 9Marks Journal: Pursuing Revival While Avoiding Revivalism | 06.14.2022
Revivalism’s bold promises remain alluring to missionaries. But let the missionary beware.
Book Review: He Is Not Ashamed, by Erik RaymondReview by Mike McKinley | 06.10.2022
“He is Not Ashamed” is an excellent meditation on the staggering love of Christ for his people. The book is an expansion on the principle communicated in Hebrews 2:11, that Jesus “is not ashamed to call (us) brothers.”
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