Missions

Believe in Particular Redemption? Then Evangelize and Send Missionaries with Abandon

Believe in Particular Redemption? Then Evangelize and Send Missionaries with Abandon

By Greg Turner | 9Marks Journal: Ecclesiology for Calvinists | 02.05.2019

If you’re not engaged in evangelism and missions, then you don’t really believe in particular redemption.

3 Reasons Definite Atonement is Basic to Biblical Missions

3 Reasons Definite Atonement is Basic to Biblical Missions

By Alex Kocman | 9Marks Journal: Ecclesiology for Calvinists | 02.05.2019

In order to preserve the vibrant missionary zeal of men like William Carey, it’s critical we view definite atonement not only as true but essential, forming the biblical basis of mission itself.

Book Review: By His Grace and For His Glory: A Historical, Theological and Practical Study of the Doctrines of Grace in Baptist Life, by Thomas J. Nettles

Review by Adam Triplett | 9Marks Journal: Ecclesiology for Calvinists | 02.05.2019

This work can help pastors and members alike better understand how the doctrines of grace undergird and fuel passionate evangelism and missionary endeavors.

What the West Should Know about Churches in Africa

By Chopo Mwanza | 02.01.2019

There’s a lot that the church in Africa can learn from our brethren in the West—and vice versa.

Episode 68: On Missionaries and Churches (with Andy Johnson and John Folmar)

Episode 68: On Missionaries and Churches (with Andy Johnson and John Folmar)

By A. Johnson, J. Folmar, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 12.11.2018

In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan sits down with Mark, John Folmar, and Andy Johnson to talk about healthy churches and global missions.

It’s Not Our Job to “Finish” the Missionary Task

By Matt Bennett | 11.26.2018

Rather than aiming to “finish” the missionary task, let’s unite under the more modest banner of simply being faithful to the task.

Corporate Consequences of Unchecked Porn Use

By Jason Seville | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Pornography | 10.30.2018

If porn goes unchecked, the corporate consequences will be pervasive.

A Parable of Endurance from the Mission Field

By Tim Keesee | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Burnout: Its Causes & Cures | 07.17.2018

Future hope fuels present faithfulness—both in pastoral ministry and on the mission field.

3 Reasons You Should Preach through Deuteronomy

By Jeff Mooney | 06.28.2018

The book of Deuteronomy portrays God as King and reveals the way his people should live in covenant with him.

Why There’s No Such Thing as African Christianity

By Conrad Mbewe | 9Marks Journal: Church Life: Our True Political Witness | 04.17.2018

Strictly speaking, there is no such thing as African Christianity or Asian Christianity or Western Christianity. The Christian faith is one, and it’s portrayed for us as such in the Scriptures.

The Foolish Quest for a “Silver Bullet” in Global Missions

By Steve Jennings | 03.02.2018

We’ve gone mad trying to unlock what everyone since the days of the apostles hasn’t discovered yet: the perfect formula for explosive, exponential kingdom growth.

Book Review: 40 Questions about Membership & Discipline, by Jeremy Kimble

Review by Joshua Fang | 12.07.2017

If Western Christians think church membership and discipline are strange and alien ideas, then it’s totally new for churches in China.

The Church Has Two Missions: Narrow and Broad

By Jonathan Leeman | 11.06.2017

What is the mission of the church? Answering that requires defining what we mean by the “church.”

Episode 25: On the Mission of the Church

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 10.31.2017

What is the mission of the church? Is it to preach the gospel and make disciples—or is that too narrow?

Mailbag #66: Is Preaching Necessary on the Mission Field? . . . Is “Closed Communion” Biblical?

By Jonathan Leeman | 10.27.2017

— Is preaching required in missionary contexts, or do Bible studies suffice? — “Closed communion” seems exclusive and arrogant. Is it in the Bible?