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.

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...

Psst…”Did you hear what Jesus did?”

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...

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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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Muslim Insider Ecclesiology Part 3

Muslim Insider Ecclesiology Part 3

Does Insider Movement Contextualization Produce Biblically Faithful Churches or a Mere Mosquerade? Read part 1 here and part 2 here. 3. The Church: A Pillar and Buttress of the Truth  As stated above, for an evangelical who is unwilling to pit the teachings...

Why We Partner in International Student Ministry

Why We Partner in International Student Ministry

There are millions of needs around the world, and millions of ways to invest in those needs. With all the needs around the world, why should someone invest their time and energy in seeing international students reached with the gospel? During my time in ministry, God...

Muslim Insider Ecclesiology Part 2

Muslim Insider Ecclesiology Part 2

Does Insider Movement Contextualization Produce Biblically Faithful Churches or a Mere Mosquerade? Read part 1 here. 1.    History of IM Discussion The contextualization discussion surrounding what has come to be known as Insider Movement strategy has a...

Muslim Insider Ecclesiology Part 1

Muslim Insider Ecclesiology Part 1

Does Insider Movement Contextualization Produce Biblically Faithful Churches or a Mere Mosquerade? In 2013, my family and I were living in Alexandria, Egypt, along with a small team of expats. We had been in North Africa and the Middle East for two years and had...

FAQ on Insider Movements

FAQ on Insider Movements

This FAQ deals with a missionary methodology popular in the evangelical world called “insider movements.” It is also known as C5 contextualization among other terms. This response to it was compiled by national church leaders, including those from Muslim backgrounds...

Identity, Security, and Community

Identity, Security, and Community

Synopsis: God is light and in Him there is no darkness at all (1 John 1:5). It is impossible for God to lie (Hebrews 6:18). Jesus is truth (John 14:6). God incarnated as Word (John 1:1). Jesus was anointed to preach and proclaim (Luke 4:18-19). We have been sent in...

The Five Solas and Islam

The Five Solas and Islam

So what does sola Scriptura (by Scripture = the Bible alone) and four other statements of the Reformation have to do with Islam? In this piece, I will assume the truthfulness of each of the Solas, and see what effect this has on our view of Islam.  What are the 5...

The Theological Importance of the Term “Father” for God

The Theological Importance of the Term “Father” for God

The theology of the Father God is critical to understanding the sweep of the Bible and the relationship of Jesus as the eternal Son of God. Early on in biblical history, God reveals himself to Israel as their heavenly Father. “You are the sons of the LORD your God”...

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