Musings and Meditations

“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 be filled in the teeth of our exertions, and let not one go unwarned and […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Musings and Meditations

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 will talk about what you love . . . You will not talk about what […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Musings and Meditations

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, I refer to St Patrick as our “Missionary Rock Star.” After all, he is the […]

Read More

Musings and Meditations

“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 tool preachers, and other leaders, use to bully people or create division. These reactions are […]

Read More

“Mission is understood as being derived from the very nature of God” — David Bosch Where did the idea of missions come from anyway? Missions is expensive. Missions is inconvenient. Missions is frightening. Missions is frequently promoted with guilt and seems impossible to accomplish. There is no question these statements are true. But these, and […]

Read More

 “All roads lead to the judgement seat of Christ.” Singer Keith Green Does it matter what a person believes, as long as they sincerely believe it? One popular answer to this question is, “No.” Religion, they claim, is man’s attempt to find peace with God and whatever works for you, is perfectly acceptable. Some even […]

Read More

“I love to live on the brink of eternity.” David Brainerd What concerns you daily? Do you worry about finances, children, health, or a job? These concerns are all normal, yet we are frequently distracted by earthly issues and we ignore eternity. The Psalmist wrote: “My life span is nothing in Your sight. Yes, every mortal […]

Read More

“We must be global Christians with a global vision because out God is a global God.” John Stott The current political scene is a difficult for many Christians. One of the most hotly contended issues concerns international relationships and immigration. Many have expressed opinions about the role one nation should play on the world stage […]

Read More