Journal of Biblical Missiology

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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.

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...

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...

Is Allah the God of the Bible?

Is Allah the God of the Bible?

It is becoming increasingly common to hear Evangelical Christian missionaries suggest that “Allah” is the name we should be using for “God” in Islamic contexts and many bible translation organizations are now frequently using “Allah” in the translations they produce...

The “Insider Movement”: A Brief Overview and Analysis

The “Insider Movement”: A Brief Overview and Analysis

Note: Originally published in 2011 on Biblical Missiology, this article offers an excellent overview of the Insider Movement and a biblical response. Introduction An astounding phenomenon, though not exclusive to ministry to Muslims, is overtaking much missionary work...

FAQ on Insider Movements

FAQ on Insider Movements

This FAQ deals with a missionary methodology popular in the evangelical world called “insider movements.” It is also known as C5 contextualization among other terms. This response to it was compiled by national church leaders, including those from Muslim backgrounds...

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What’s Inside the Insider Movement, Pt. 4 of 4

We will begin this final article with a review. So far we have looked briefly at six of ten characteristics of the Insider Movement methodology promoted among some missions groups today. This movement exists with intent to reach Muslims and other unreached people...

What’s Inside the Insider Movement, Pt. 3 of 4

In this series' study of the Insider Movement (IM), I highlight ten characteristics of this methodological missions movement. Insider methodology is focused on being an effective way to reach Muslims with the good news of Jesus. However, the problems with the movement...

What’s Inside the Insider Movement, Pt. 2 of 4

In the first installment in this series on the Insider Movement (IM), I discussed the definitions of terms (Insider and Contextualization) used to help describe what the Insider Movement is about. In this article we will look at the first three of ten characteristics...

What’s Inside the Insider Movement, Pt. 1 of 4

In this series of articles we will look at a methodological approach being used in some areas of the world to reach Muslims and other unreached people groups with the good news of Christ. In missions circles, this methodology is commonly referred to as the “Insider...

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My experience with the Common Ground Movement

My experience with the Common Ground Movement

The following is a guest article written by Ibrahim Hoxha, originally published by Biblical Missiology in 2010. You can read Ibrahim's full testimony here. Having a Muslim background, it was quite impressive to me first time I encountered with the Common Ground...

THE ADAM SIMNOWITZ CASE: ABOUT HARMING THE DEBATE

THE ADAM SIMNOWITZ CASE: ABOUT HARMING THE DEBATE

Introduction In September 2016, the Rev. Adam Simnowitz was banned from attending the Evangelical Missiological Society (EMS) annual conference in Dallas, TX. The reason given by Dr. Priest who was the president of EMS was that Simnowitz had violated widely shared...

[VIDEO] Insider Movement Explained

Mike Tisdell, Joshua Lingel, Fred Farrokh and David Harriman have a discussion on what is the Insider Movement https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuFKkrg7HSk&feature=youtu.be

[VIDEO] Muslim Idiom Translations

Mike Tisdell, Mark Durie, Georges Houssney, Adam Simnowitz and David Harriman have a discussion on Muslim idiom translations of the Bible. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpfLX_lgVLI

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