But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Thursday, 20 April 2017 21:38

Musings and Meditations

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“The history of missions is the history of answered prayer.” — Samuel Zwemer Missionary history is a fascinating story. There is passion, intrigue, bravery, death, success, love. In truth, anything you want in a good story can be found in Read More ...

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Thursday, 20 April 2017 03:41

Mission Field: The North American Rural Context Part I

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In our last post, Mission Field: Urban Context Part 2, we discussed application and approaches that can be utilized in the North American urban environment. Today, we will pivot again to discuss and define the rural context(s) of North America. Read More ...

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Thursday, 13 April 2017 21:32

Musings and Meditations

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“If sinners be damned, at least let them leap to Hell over our dead bodies. And if they perish, let them perish with our arms wrapped about their knees, imploring them to stay. If Hell must be filled, let it Read More ...

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Sunday, 09 April 2017 21:33

Easter and God’s Mission

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This week is the most important of the Christian calendar. We celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus and we remember our salvation. As Christians with a passion for missions, this week serves as one of our primary sources of Read More ...

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Friday, 07 April 2017 21:30

The Weekly Amen

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Thursday, 06 April 2017 21:35

Musings and Meditations

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“It is possible for the most obscure person in a church, with a heart right toward God, to exercise as much power for the evangelization of the world, as it is for those who stand in the most prominent positions.”
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Disciples of Jesus. Followers of the Way. Two of the earliest names for the Apostles and those who would repent and believe in the message and resurrection of Jesus. The titles weren’t just pithy group names that were selected by Read More ...

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Monday, 03 April 2017 21:35

When Freaking Out is Ok

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In October 2014, I visited San Francisco for the first time.  The first place I had to go was the corner of Haight and Ashbury streets. This street corner represents the epicenter of the hippie culture of the 1960s, and Read More ...

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Sunday, 02 April 2017 21:30

Why Read History?

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Several months ago, I was asked to develop a free online course on the history of Christian missions. (If you are interested, in the course, click here) At first, I wondered why in the world would anyone want to study Read More ...

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Saturday, 01 April 2017 02:30

The Weekly Amen

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Thursday, 30 March 2017 21:38

Musings and Meditations

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You cannot commend what you do not cherish. Missionaries will never call out, “Let the nations be glad!” who cannot say from the heart, “I rejoice in the Lord.”  Missions begins and ends in worship. — John Piper   You Read More ...

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Thursday, 30 March 2017 01:30

Mission Field: North America Urban Context Part II

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In our last post Mission Field: The North American Urban Context Part I,, we discussed what defines the Urban Context in NA. Today, we will transition from the numbers and definitions to focus more upon strategy and application. Strategy and Read More ...

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Saturday, 25 March 2017 02:30

The Weekly Amen

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Thursday, 23 March 2017 21:38

Musings and Meditations

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When we set agendas in accordance with human preferences and interests, the idea that we either have, or obey, a Great Commission is belied. When we redefine mission so as to encompass anything and everything the church and believers actually Read More ...

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Wednesday, 22 March 2017 21:32

Mission Field: The North American Urban Context

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When I consider the mission field of North America (NA), Jesus’ actions and words often come to mind as a good reminder and strategic thought process for engagement. He was going through all the cities and villages, teaching and proclaiming Read More ...

Authors: Mike...

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Monday, 20 March 2017 01:00

Calling out the Called

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About 30 years ago, a wise pastor and a group of church leaders made a decision that literally changed my life, and the lives of tens of thousands of others. As I understand the story (I wasn’t there), the pastor Read More ...

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Saturday, 18 March 2017 02:30

The Weekly Amen

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Thursday, 16 March 2017 22:42

Musings and Meditations

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If I have any worth, it is to live my life for God so as to teach these peoples;  even though some of them still look down on me.  -St. Patrick of Ireland When I teach the history of missions, Read More ...

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Monday, 13 March 2017 21:32

The Missing Piece in American Missions

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The International Mission Board (IMB) gave The Center of Great Commission Study at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary sobering data on the current missionary personnel as of January 2017. The data revealed that there are currently about 3500 missionaries serving internationally Read More ...

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Sunday, 12 March 2017 21:32

Cooperation Essentials

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There has been a lot of conversation about cooperation within the Southern Baptist Convention and the Cooperative Program. It is easy to criticize what we have, but it is equally important to understand the value and benefit of it as Read More ...

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Friday, 10 March 2017 20:45

The Weekly Amen

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Thursday, 09 March 2017 20:38

Musings and Meditations

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“Mission is the Mother of Theology” — Martin Kähler That word strikes dread in the heart of many Christians. Some think theology is a boring series of lectures, devoid of any practical application. Others are concerned that it is the Read More ...

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Sunday, 05 March 2017 20:30

The Little Things Make the Biggest Differences

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Last week I pointed out how observing the ant in Proverbs 6 could make us more effective evangelists. This week I look at the back half of Proverbs 6:6—11 and point out some important lifestyle pointers for ministers and missionaries. Read More ...

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Saturday, 04 March 2017 01:30

The Weekly Amen

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Sunday, 26 February 2017 20:36

What can an Ant teach us about Evangelism?

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Proverbs 6:6–11 challenges the reader to observe an ant to gain inspiration for daily life. Many have used these verses for business and personal management. This post considers the ant in relationship to the spiritual discipline of personal evangelism. Last Read More ...

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