Missional Summer

Today kicks off the Summer semester for our students. Some will continue taking classes. Others will spend the summer at home with families. A different group will be involved in ministries or missionary activities. The hope is that all of our students will seek ways to make this summer a missional season. No matter where […]

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Global Hunger Relief 5K at SBC 2017

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary is a proud sponsor this year of the Global Hunger Relief Run! On the morning of June 14th, the Global Hunger Relief initiative will be hosting a 5K run through downtown Phoenix and 100% of all proceeds from registration will go to feed the over 1 billion people without adequate food supply around […]

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Musings and Meditations

“Missionary zeal does not grow out of intellectual beliefs, nor out of theological arguments, but out of love” — Roland Allen   “For God so loved the world that he gave…” (John 3:16) “But God demonstrated his own love for us …” (Romans 5:8) “We love because he first loved us…” (1 John 4:19) We […]

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Musings and Meditations

“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 the stories of God’s missionaries as they traveled the world and carried the gospel to […]

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Easter and God’s Mission

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 motivation. This post presents a brief glimpse into God’s mission and shows how Easter sends […]

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Musings and Meditations

“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.”
 – John R. Mott What have you done recently to fulfill the Great Commission? I […]

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When Freaking Out is Ok

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 there was a hippie playing a guitar when I arrived, right on cue. This is […]

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Why Read History?

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 history. I like history, but for many people that makes me weird. But you know, […]

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Mission Field: North America Urban Context Part II

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 Application With the populations growing, demographics constantly in flux, and the urban influence expanding in […]

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Musings and Meditations

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 do, or even ought to do, we surrender the distinctive priorities of the Christian mission […]

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