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.

HeGetsUs.com Strikes Out in Its Baseball Messaging

HeGetsUs.com Strikes Out in Its Baseball Messaging

If you are wondering what connection baseball has to do with this website, I am sure that you are not alone. On July 5, I was watching the New York Yankees play against the Pittsburgh Pirates, hoping to see the Yankees mount another comeback win, which unfortunately...

The Journal of Biblical Missiology

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What on Earth is God Doing in Afghanistan?

This article was originally published on SAT7.org, under the title "Looking to Iran for God's Hope for Afghanistan." It has been reposted here with the author's permission.   As the world witnesses the tragic events in Afghanistan, one thing is clear: they will...

The Mission of the Church

This essay originally appeared on The Gospel Coalition. It is reposted here with permission from the author. DEFINITION The mission of the church is the task given by God for the people of God to accomplish in the world. SUMMARY After defining the terminology this...

On Your Knees: Missions Work Thousands of Miles Away

A man once spent twenty minutes and twenty seconds of his life one day looking at two different emails. The first email was from a local store that shared all of its weekly deals. He studied it in detail, not only hoping to find a great offer, but also to see what was...

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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...

Yesu or Issa? (Part 4 of 4)

Yesu or Issa? (Part 4 of 4)

Read part 1, part 2, and part 3. Several reasons for not employing Issa in Scripture translation in the Muslim world 1. عيسى /Ɂīsa/ should not be considered a transliteration of the Greek name Iēsous, first, because it contains an ع /Ɂ/, a phoneme which does not exist...

Yesu or Issa? (Part 3 of 4)

Yesu or Issa? (Part 3 of 4)

By Ian Westmark Read parts 1 and 2 of this article here. Several less obvious scriptural reasons for which the apostles may have employed a transliteration of the Messiah’s Hebrew name when preaching to Gentiles 1. Because Yahweh alone is our salvation. As has been...

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 1 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,...

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