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

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...

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...

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...

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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...

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Standing as a Sign, Rising to Rule

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...

Who Defines Truth? God or Satan?

Who Defines Truth? God or Satan?

Sometimes Bible translators run into problems where an audience seriously misunderstands an important issue in Scripture, and the translators look to see if they can solve this problem by modifying the translation. This makes perfect sense if, for example, the...

You Can’t Love Missions without Loving the Local Church

You Can’t Love Missions without Loving the Local Church

Tell me if this sounds familiar to you. College freshmen Joe joins your church. He’s on fire for Jesus. He wants to give his life to the Lord, which means devoting it to unreached peoples in the hardest parts of the world. Joe can hardly stand middle-class, American...

Is Every Christian Called to Evangelize?

Is Every Christian Called to Evangelize?

AS LEADERS, LET US CHALLENGE OTHER BELIEVERS NOT ONLY WITH OUR EXHORTATIONS BUT ALSO WITH OUR EXAMPLE. Church members sometimes wonder if they should just leave evangelism to the “professionals.” After all, isn’t evangelism a spiritual gift? In this article I offer...

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