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.

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...

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...

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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...

On Minneapolis Allowing The Islamic Call To Prayer

Recently, Jacob Frey, the mayor of Minneapolis, Minnesota, allowed the Mosques in the city to broadcast the adhan (i.e. Islamic call to prayer). He was quoted as saying that this is no different than ringing a church bell or blowing a shofar....

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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...

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