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.

The Mission of the Church

The Mission of the Church

This essay originally appeared on The Gospel Coalition. It is reposted here with permission from the author. DEFINITION The mission of the church is the task given by God for the people of God to accomplish in the world. SUMMARY After defining the terminology this...

On Your Knees: Missions Work Thousands of Miles Away

On Your Knees: Missions Work Thousands of Miles Away

A man once spent twenty minutes and twenty seconds of his life one day looking at two different emails. The first email was from a local store that shared all of its weekly deals. He studied it in detail, not only hoping to find a great offer, but also to see what was...

William Carey: The Calvinist “Father of Modern Missions”

William Carey: The Calvinist “Father of Modern Missions”

By C.J. Moore Calvinism. Unfortunately, that word—a sour one to many—has been misunderstood and mischaracterized for far too long and by far too many people. The term, itself, is ratherloaded with various meanings, some even saying that Calvinism—because of its...

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Contextualization: Biblical Reflections (Part 4 of 4)

By Barbara Helen Burns Read Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. Conclusions It is clear that the Scriptures offer clear help in our contextualizing task. If the Bible is a mere “case-book” or example of what God could do in other cultures outside Israel and the Greek world,...

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Contextualization: Biblical Reflections (Part 3 of 4)

Contextualization: Biblical Reflections (Part 3 of 4)

By Barbara Helen Burns Read Part 1 and Part 2 here. III. Attempting a Definition: What is Biblical Contextualization? I will try to capture what for me is the essence of Biblical contextualization in a simple and concrete way. To me it is a three-step process that...

Contextualization: Biblical Reflections (Part 1 of 4)

Contextualization: Biblical Reflections (Part 1 of 4)

by Barbara Helen Burns In its relatively short life, the term “contextualization” has become a vast subject of discussion. One reason for this is that it has no agreed meaning. With no dictionary definition, we are free to assign meaning pretty much as we choose,...

I Knew You Before I Formed You: Isana’s Testimony

I Knew You Before I Formed You: Isana’s Testimony

“Everything about Bible is good and very interesting, but it is not for me, as I am a Muslim!” I kept saying for many years.  My name is Isana and I am from Tajikistan, Central Asia. I was born during the Soviet times and grew up in a strong atheist family in...

A Missionary’s Heart

A Missionary’s Heart

David Brainerd, a close associate of Jonathan Edwards, devoted his life to missions among the the North American Indian tribes before his early death at the age of 29. Edward's compilation of Brainerd's diary has served as the impetus behind some of the most...

IS SUICIDE SIN?

IS SUICIDE SIN?

Samuel Zwemer (Chapter 5 from The Art of Listening to God) Preliminary Comments If you are struggling with thoughts of suicide I urge you to do the following: 1. Call upon the Lord Jesus Christ to...

Yesu or Issa? (Part 4 of 4)

Yesu or Issa? (Part 4 of 4)

Read part 1, part 2, and part 3. Several reasons for not employing Issa in Scripture translation in the Muslim world 1. عيسى /Ɂīsa/ should not be considered a transliteration of the Greek name Iēsous, first, because it contains an ع /Ɂ/, a phoneme which does not exist...

Yesu or Issa? (Part 3 of 4)

Yesu or Issa? (Part 3 of 4)

By Ian Westmark Read parts 1 and 2 of this article here. Several less obvious scriptural reasons for which the apostles may have employed a transliteration of the Messiah’s Hebrew name when preaching to Gentiles 1. Because Yahweh alone is our salvation. As has been...

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