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.

Islam and the Bible: Questioning Muslim Idiom Translations

Islam and the Bible: Questioning Muslim Idiom Translations

Note: The author thanks Dr. Ant Greenham, the book's editor, for clarifying the penultimate paragraph. The review is incomplete without Dr. Greenham's comment left on Dec. 4, 2023, 6:34 PM. The current, treacherous state of the world of Bible translation is in large...

Comparing “The Call of God” in Christianity and Islam

Comparing “The Call of God” in Christianity and Islam

Adherents of the two great missionary religions of world history—Christianity and Islam—now comprise the majority of the global population. Of the world’s 8 billion inhabitants, 2.6 billion identify as Christian, while 2 billion identify as Muslim. These statistics...

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Why They Have No Bible

When I reach for my Bible, I ask myself which one. I have several Bibles, in several versions, basic texts and study Bible editions. And I am not the only one so blessed. The majority of American households own a Bible, and on average, they have at least...

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The Mission of the Church

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

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...

William Carey: The Calvinist “Father of Modern Missions”

William Carey: The Calvinist “Father of Modern Missions”

By C.J. Moore Calvinism. Unfortunately, that word—a sour one to many—has been misunderstood and mischaracterized for far too long and by far too many people. The term, itself, is ratherloaded with various meanings, some even saying that Calvinism—because of its...

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...

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