Journal of Biblical Missiology

Your hub for biblically-based 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.

WHEN C4 IS NOT BIBLICAL IN MANY RESPECTS

WHEN C4 IS NOT BIBLICAL IN MANY RESPECTS

On April 30, 2011, I received an e-mail asking me about my conviction that C4 alters the Gospel message. Generally, C4 (so-called in the C1-C6 Spectrum) has been the boundary that many evangelicals feel is as accommodating to Islamic theology and culture as one should...

Restoring the Gospel

Restoring the Gospel

Why the Journal of Biblical Missiology? In light of Biblical Missiology's new rebranding and site, we wanted to repost the very first article every published in 2009: "Restoring the Gospel" by Georges Houssney. Eleven years later, Georges' passion to restore biblical...

Allah: The god of Islam

Allah: The god of Islam

At the moment a Muslim is born and again on his death bed, seven Arabic words are whispered into his ears: “La ilaha ilia Allah, Muhammad rasul Allah” which translates, “(There is) no god except Allah; Muhammad (is) Allah’s prophet.” This creed, which is the focal...

Is This What Victory Looks Like?

Is This What Victory Looks Like?

This article considers the momentous things God is doing in our generation. The Lord Jesus is calling many people from Muslim backgrounds into His Kingdom. This is God’s work, which has been strategized by the Holy Spirit. Many committed Christians in past generations...

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Psst…”Did you hear what Jesus did?”

Gossip as a means of mission When we think of the word 'gossip' we often think in negative terms of someone who has nothing better to do than to talk behind the backs of other people. A quick word study in the New Testament would largely confirm these sentiments with...

Is the Scandal for Muslims the How or the Who?

As a Christian of Muslim background, I can appreciate the many challenges the Church has faced over the past fourteen centuries in presenting the Gospel to Muslims. It is not surprising there is much debate in Christian circles on how best to accomplish this...

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The “Insider Movement”: A Brief Overview and Analysis

The “Insider Movement”: A Brief Overview and Analysis

Note: Originally published in 2012 on Biblical Missiology, this article offers an excellent overview of the Insider Movement and a biblical response. Introduction An astounding phenomenon, though not exclusive to ministry to Muslims, is overtaking much missionary work...

Two Surprises From Ministry Travels Outside The USA

Two Surprises From Ministry Travels Outside The USA

The first trip I took for ministry outside of the United States was to the Philippines. On the plane ride from Tokyo to Manila, we skirted a typhoon. The plane was shaking so violently at times that people would occasionally screech and even grab the person sitting...

What’s Wrong with Western Missionaries

What’s Wrong with Western Missionaries

Their words almost knocked me over. They hit me like a horse hoof to the gut. When I was a young boy, I helped my father train quarter horses. And we always felt the danger of being the recipient of a wayward hoof. One day, not paying close attention, I was kicked,...

How Attached are Your Disciples to this World?

How Attached are Your Disciples to this World?

Lessons from History A. The Bishop of Caesarea The Bishop of Caesarea, named Basil lived from about 330 to 379. Basil was a man who followed the example of his Master Jesus, and lived with very loose attachments to the world, his possessions and even his life. In a...

Why Campus Revivals Spark Missionary Advance

Why Campus Revivals Spark Missionary Advance

J. Edwin Orr (1912-1987) was a Christian minister and revival historian. In this short overview originally published in a missions textbook in 1983, Orr tells the story of some of the greatest college revivals in history and their impact on missions. Can you Imagine...

The Secret of Discipling

The Secret of Discipling

Discipling Disciples? Why have we Christians turned discipling, the verb, into discipleship, the noun? I am a pastor of discipleship, but why am I not called a pastor who disciples disciplers? I suppose the answer to the last question is that the title would be more...

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