A Response To The Alt-Right Understanding Of The Nations

Guest post from Ph.D student at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary: Matthew Hirt (Twitter @matthewhirt) Hijacking the HUP The homogeneous unit principle (HUP) has been used by missionaries and church planters in thinking about how Christianity might spread quickly among a population in a given area. Properly understood, this principle is descriptive rather than prescriptive. The […]

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The Value of Short Term Missions

**This is an updated repost from 2015**   This summer dozens of Southeastern students are serving on short-term mission teams (STM) around the world. In fact, I am currently sharing the gospel in Phoenix, Arizona with 12 students as you read this post. This is not unusual. In fact, most school breaks we send multiple […]

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Worship as we Go

Join us on Thursday, May 4th, as we continue to explore the biblical connection between our worship and the Great Commission – between our devotion and our obedience. We will be led in musical worship by student-led bands and the Kingdom Choir. We will also hear teaching from Derek Futrell, Ph.D. student in Theology & […]

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Generation SEND

Through Generation SEND, Southeastern Seminary and the College at Southeastern mobilized more students on mission than any other endeavor in the year 2016. The North American Mission Board (NAMB) partnered with Southeastern to provide an opportunity like no other to help students learn what it means to live life on mission in the cities of […]

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Alcohol: It’s about the Mission not Morality

REPOST(TOP 10 POST OF YEAR) #1 most viewed read post of the The use of alcohol among conservative Evangelicals has been in the news lately. Famous pastor confessed to abusing it as way of handling stress. Missiologist, Ed Stetzer, has observed that this new openness might come with an increase in similar issues.  (Click Link) […]

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Race and the Great Commission

“I’m a Christian and I think white Christians don’t care about my black life.” This was a raw but honest thought that weighed heavily on my mind this Summer of 2016. National news and social media were flooded with pictures, videos, hate filled tweets, and Scriptures addressing racial tensions in America, that were highlighted by […]

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Misperceptions on Missionaries, Part 1

REPOST(TOP 10 POST OF YEAR) #5 A missionary friend encouraged me to write a post about misperceptions about missionaries, so I did some research among missionaries. Here are some commonly believed misconceptions about the lives of missionaries that I found. “We are saints.” They’re not, they told me. They’re regular people answering God’s call to […]

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Christianity in Difficult Days

REPOST(TOP 10 POST OF YEAR) #8 This is the first in a multi-part series exploring how Christians can live missionally in difficult times These are the times that try men’s souls. These words open up Thomas Payne’s pamphlet, “The American Crisis.” Now, I am not going to pretend to know what it was like in […]

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Cold Call Evangelism

REPOST(TOP 10 POST OF YEAR) #9 This Fall I’m enjoying something I couldn’t do for a season because of back issues: take students out to knock on doors and do some cold call evangelism. I actually enjoy this; however, in a Post-911, post-Christian America, the way I do cold call evangelism (unannounced gospel-sharing to strangers) […]

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Friendship on the Field

REPOST(TOP 10 POST OF YEAR) #10 For missionaries, there is a common cliché “the only constant is change.” This statement could even be restated as “the only constant is difficulty,” as this reality often rings true on the mission field, at times on a daily basis! Preparations and debriefings alike seek to help missionaries—new and seasoned […]

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