Journal of Biblical Missiology

Your hub for biblically-faithful resources on missions, Islamics, and evangelism.

Missiology (mi-sē-ˈä-lə-jē) noun

1. The theological study of the mission of the church, especially the character and purpose of missionary work.
2. The academic study of Christian mission history and methodology.

Double Dare To Do What Others Don’t

Double Dare To Do What Others Don’t

Sitting at the Bangor airport in Maine beside a US soldier in uniform, I enquired how he felt leaving his family and the familiar to go to war. I asked him how he felt, as he put it, about the possibility of being “brought back in a box,” dead!” Then I asked: “Why are...

Standing as a Sign, Rising to Rule

Standing as a Sign, Rising to Rule

by Seth Vitrano-Wilson The Hebrew text of Isaiah 11:10, which speaks of the Messiah as the “root of Jesse,”On the Messianic nature and theological significance of the phrase “root of Jesse,” see Vitrano-Wilson, The Root and the Shoot: A Glorious Yet Often...

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Who Defines Truth? God or Satan?

Sometimes Bible translators run into problems where an audience seriously misunderstands an important issue in Scripture, and the translators look to see if they can solve this problem by modifying the translation. This makes perfect sense if, for example, the...

You Can’t Love Missions without Loving the Local Church

Tell me if this sounds familiar to you. College freshmen Joe joins your church. He’s on fire for Jesus. He wants to give his life to the Lord, which means devoting it to unreached peoples in the hardest parts of the world. Joe can hardly stand middle-class, American...

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Is Every Christian Called to Evangelize?

Is Every Christian Called to Evangelize?

AS LEADERS, LET US CHALLENGE OTHER BELIEVERS NOT ONLY WITH OUR EXHORTATIONS BUT ALSO WITH OUR EXAMPLE. Church members sometimes wonder if they should just leave evangelism to the “professionals.” After all, isn’t evangelism a spiritual gift? In this article I offer...

Bridging the Gap for Muslims

Bridging the Gap for Muslims

Bridging Concept A bridge is a link that connects two opposite sides of a gap. The purpose of a bridge is to transport people or vehicles from one side to the other. "Building bridges" has been used extensively as a missionary strategy aimed at reducing the resistance...

Addressing our Missiological Co-morbidities

Addressing our Missiological Co-morbidities

Co-morbidity. In this year of the coronavirus pandemic, we have been continually confronted with this term “comorbidity.” (Apparently, the hyphen is not needed.) These “comorbidities” are pre-existing conditions which compromise the ability of the body’s immune system...

Insider Movements Defined … Biblically

Insider Movements Defined … Biblically

Insider Movement (IM) advocates arrive at their conviction by a variety of different ways. For example, the behavioral sciences are viewed as furnishing a hermeneutical key that unlocks both the Bible and the door into other religions. Other advocates of IM are bare...

The Danger of Focusing Only on Unreached People Groups Part 3

The Danger of Focusing Only on Unreached People Groups Part 3

Our token missionary (or a model, not the model, but an excellent model) Let’s pause and take a moment to consider the church’s token missionary for all time, namely Paul, an apostle of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ. He killed many of the first Christians and wrote...

Contextualizing the Gospel Without Compromise

Contextualizing the Gospel Without Compromise

At the Heart for Muslims Conference Saturday, Georges Houssney spoke on "Contextualizing the Gospel without Compromise." Watch his talk below! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHd4t-uLPVo Interested in gaining more training to reach Muslims effectively with the gospel?...

يسوع في القرآن: “كلمة” و “روح”

يسوع في القرآن: “كلمة” و “روح”

كتابة: مارك دوريه. 24 تموز 2017. يُعلنْ القرآن أنّ يسوع (عيسى بحسب القرآن) هو كلمة الله الّتي "ألقاها الى مريم وروح منه" (سورة النساء 171) " يَا أَهْلَ الْكِتَابِ لا تَغْلُوا فِي دِينِكُمْ وَلا تَقُولُوا عَلَى اللَّهِ إِلاَّ الْحَقَّ إِنَّمَا الْمَسِيحُ عِيسَى ابْنُ...

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