Georges Houssney

Georges Houssney was raised in the predominantly Muslim city of Tripoli, Lebanon. He came to faith in Jesus Christ as a teenager. Soon God grew a deep love for Muslims in his heart, and he began to sense God's call for full-time service among them. Well-known for his work supervising the translation and publication of the Bible into clear modern Arabic, Georges and his family moved from the Middle East to the United States in 1982 to minister to international students. Georges is passionate about reaching internationals here and abroad with the great news of salvation. He writes and lectures internationally about ministry to Muslims, and he strives to awaken a new generation who will proclaim the gospel boldly. Georges is founder and director of Horizons International and does Muslim evangelism training through his training Engaging Islam.
Jew to the Jews, Greek to the Greeks?  Part III

Jew to the Jews, Greek to the Greeks? Part III

Part I Part II Part III (here) Parts I and II focused on 1 Corinthians 1:29-23, which is one of the key passages used to justify the Insider Movement. I have shown that Paul never said he became a Greek to the Greeks. The passage, in fact, defeats the concept that we...

Jew to the Jews, Greek to the Greeks?  Part II

Jew to the Jews, Greek to the Greeks? Part II

Part I Part II (here) Part III Introduction In Part I, we have established that Paul never said that he was Greek to the Greeks. We demonstrated that the text must be read in its context, which is broader than the chapter and extends to Paul's entire discourse,...

Jew to the Jews, Greek to the Greeks? Part I

Jew to the Jews, Greek to the Greeks? Part I

Part I (here) Part II Part III Before writing this article I asked a few people who wrote these words, "I have become a Jew to the Jews." Without hesitation each of them had the same answer "Paul."  Then I asked "What else did Paul say in the same passage?" Again each...

“Sola Scriptura” Biblical Authority in Missions

The missionary movement stands on the deck of the Great Commission ship sailing in a violent ocean of strategies, theories, and approaches. Wave after wave of uncountable interpretations of the Bible strike this fragile vessel. I wonder how long this ship will resist...

Are You Ready To Go?

The entire missionary movement is propelled by the word "go." In the Great Commission Jesus compelled us to "go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation" (Mark 16:15). This mandate, coupled with a work-oriented culture has sparked zealous Christians...

Missiology of the Love of Jesus

Does Jesus love all Muslims? No doubt your answer is an emphatic yes. Perhaps this verse pops up in your head:  "God so loved the world..." (John 3:16) We all agree that the life of Jesus on earth was characterized by love. In the three years of his ministry, our Lord...

Love love love, its all about love.

At a conference of some 80 former Muslims I asked the question: How many of you have been impacted by a specific verse? About 20 hands went up. A Pakistani woman in a colorful sari who was sitting in the front row stood up, turned around and with a gleaming face and...

Wanted: Hearts for Muslims

Please comment on this post below. Do you have a heart for Muslims Most people going to the mission field choose an easy-access country. Few are attracted to Muslim countries. Even in the west, Christian workers prefer to minister to responsive people like the...

The Gospel is a Story: Biblical Missiology put to work.

The Gospel is a Story It was not until I got to college and met with the Navigators that I began to learn how to present the gospel in a structured way. God used the Navigators to teach me discipline in reading, studying, and memorizing the word of God. The more than...

The Most Powerful Tool in God’s Hands

We encourage all readers to submit comments below. The most powerful tool for evangelizing Muslims. If we were to count the many ways God brings Muslims to himself, it would take a book. Well I am writing that book. But here in this limited space I want to share with...

Warning to the churches

I received this quote from a reader. I will post it because it is a powerful and well articulated description of the current scene in the missionary movement. The sad thing is many of these false teachers are leaders in our churches. They have gained a hearing because...

Insider-Outsider

Insider-Outsider, what do these words really mean? Everyone is an insider. The Insider Movement naively views Islam as culturally monolithic. There are numerous subcultures in the 56 Muslim nations. Shites do not mix well with Sunnis and mosques are segregated. Kurds...

What is wrong with the Insider Movement?

What is wrong with the Insider Movement?

Note: To make a comment please click below on the word (comment). I would love to hear from you. Among the many approaches in ministry to Muslims the most disturbing is what has been called the Insider Movement. Those who promote this approach believe that...

Beware of False Teachers

In our postmodern intellectual climate, it is now hard to find a Christian, pastor or missionary who is not affected by it. For instance, where did it come from that: we need to be nice and kind and not criticize? Neither Jesus, nor Paul and other NT personalities...

Study and train in Ministry to Muslims in 2010

Enhance your understanding of Islam and Muslims, Learn the various approaches and strategies in ministry to Muslims, Learn how to make disciples and plant churches in Muslim lands. Experienced workers including former Muslims will take you inside Islam and how to...

Kingdom Thinking in Ministry to Muslims

Most Christians see the coming of Christ from a very ego-centric angle. Brian Fikkert surveyed 265 Christian Freshmen at Covenant College. To the question: "Why did Jesus come to earth?" The vast majority (91%) replied that Jesus came to die on the cross to save the...

Islamic Culture?

Islamic Culture? What is that? If you can define Christian culture, then you can define Islamic culture. Only then are we comparing apples with apples. I have read in missiological literature statements emphatically denying that there is a Christian culture. Yet the...

Restoring the Gospel to Missions

Restoring the Gospel to Missions

"Right now we are in an age of religious complexity. The simplicity that is in Christ is rarely found among us. In its stead are programs, methods, organizations and a world of nervous activities which occupy time and attention but can never satisfy the longing of the...

Why Biblical Missiology?

Missiology is a fairly recent discipline that specializes in the study of missionary theory and practice. Missiologists tend to be social scientists most of whom hold degrees in Anthropology, Sociology or Intercultural Studies. Rarely do we read a book on missions...

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