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.

Yesu or Issa? (Part 2 of 4)

Yesu or Issa? (Part 2 of 4)

By Ian Westmark Several more or less likely reasons for which the apostles employed a transliteration of the Messiah’s foreign name when preaching to Gentiles Read Part 1 of this article here. 1. Because God himself named the Messiah. Before Jesus’ conception the...

Yesu or Issa? (Part 2 of 4)

Yesu or Issa? (Part 1 of 4)

By Ian Westmark Several compelling reasons for transliterating the name Jesus in all Bible translations, even in languages deeply impacted by Islam For many, the advantages of employing the name Issa in Islamic contexts are rather obvious. Why employ Yesu,...

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 2 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 2 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...

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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...

Standing as a Sign, Rising to Rule

by Seth Vitrano-Wilson The Hebrew text of Isaiah 11:10, which speaks of the Messiah as the “root of Jesse,”On the Messianic nature and theological significance of the phrase “root of Jesse,” see Vitrano-Wilson, The Root and the Shoot: A Glorious Yet Often...

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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...

Contextualizing the Gospel Without Compromise

Contextualizing the Gospel Without Compromise

At the Heart for Muslims Conference Saturday, Georges Houssney spoke on "Contextualizing the Gospel without Compromise." Watch his talk below! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHd4t-uLPVo Interested in gaining more training to reach Muslims effectively with the gospel?...

يسوع في القرآن: “كلمة” و “روح”

يسوع في القرآن: “كلمة” و “روح”

كتابة: مارك دوريه. 24 تموز 2017. يُعلنْ القرآن أنّ يسوع (عيسى بحسب القرآن) هو كلمة الله الّتي "ألقاها الى مريم وروح منه" (سورة النساء 171) " يَا أَهْلَ الْكِتَابِ لا تَغْلُوا فِي دِينِكُمْ وَلا تَقُولُوا عَلَى اللَّهِ إِلاَّ الْحَقَّ إِنَّمَا الْمَسِيحُ عِيسَى ابْنُ...

Jesus in the Qur’an: ‘Word’ and ‘Spirit’?

Jesus in the Qur’an: ‘Word’ and ‘Spirit’?

Muslims and the gospel — a key question in considering how to share the gospel with Muslims is how the Quran and the Bible describe differently who Jesus is. This article, originally published by Biblical Missiology in 2017 will help you understand exactly that — who...

The Danger of Focusing Only on Unreached People Groups Part 2

The Danger of Focusing Only on Unreached People Groups Part 2

A perennial question in missions is how much investment should be made to bring the gospel to places it’s already been. It’s been a while since the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo and not so long since the summer games of Athens 2004, but what remains of them is...

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...

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