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 Root and the Shoot: Part 2

The Root and the Shoot: Part 2

In Part 1 of this two-part series, we demonstrated that the phrases “Root of Jesse” and “Root of David” are best understood as referring to Jesus as Jesse and David’s source or origin. Moreover, we showed how Jesus being the “Root” of Jesse and David connects to, yet...

Good Money for Bad Bibles? 

Good Money for Bad Bibles? 

Earlier this year I received a request from YouVersion (a.k.a. https://www.bible.com/) to support their “Bible for Everyone” campaign by email (if you are on their email list you should have received it as well).email to author, Jul 27, 2022, 5:08 AM “What if the...

The Root and the Shoot: Part 2

The Root and the Shoot

This article is posted as a 2-part series. You can find Part 2 here. The phrases “Root of Jesse” and “Root of David” in Scripture are often misunderstood to refer to the Messiah as a descendant of David and his father Jesse. However, a closer look reveals that the...

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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 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...

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