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In an age where unbiblical practices abound, commitment to not only biblical theology but also biblical practice is becoming increasingly rare. More than ever before, missionaries and scholars need to be equipped to apply biblical principles to the way they do missions. Find answers to your questions about Insider Movement, mission strategy, and more plus practical articles that will equip you for success in ministry.

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Contextualization: Biblical Reflections (Part 4 of 4)

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,...

Contextualization: Biblical Reflections (Part 4 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 4 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...

Short-Term Missions or Glorified Tourism (Part 3 of 3)

Short-Term Missions or Glorified Tourism (Part 3 of 3)

By Georges Houssney Practical Principles for Successful Short-Term Mission Trips In parts 1 and 2 of this series, I discusses the burgeoning short-term missions movement and some of the pros and cons that go along with it. Short-term mission trips are the wave of the...

Short-Term Missions or Glorified Tourism (Part 3 of 3)

Short-Term Missions or Glorified Tourism (Part 2 of 3)

By Georges Houssney The Pros and Cons of Short-Term Missions Are short-term trips worth it? In Part 1 of this article, I discussed the growing phenomena of “missions trips.” Church members are often ill-prepared and told to not necessarily expect spiritual results,...

Short-Term Missions or Glorified Tourism (Part 3 of 3)

Short-Term Missions or Glorified Tourism (Part 1 of 3)

By Georges Houssney Whether long-term or short-term, missions is all about obeying the Great Commission. Jesus did not specify a period of time during which we need to engage in missions. I believe his call is for a life-long commitment to be light to the nations and...

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...

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...

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