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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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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Misperceptions on Missionaries, Part 2

REPOST(TOP 10 POST OF YEAR) #7 Last week I posted ten misperceptions about missionaries. If you didn’t read that post, I encourage you to go there now.  Here are ten more misperceptions: “We’re never afraid.” Missionaries are faithful people, but fear can be a reality. Depending on where they serve, they may face public opposition, violence, […]

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God isn’t looking for people of great faith, but for individuals ready to follow him. Hudson Taylor Hudson Taylor was the founder of the China Inland Mission. He is one of the most influential missionaries. His story can be read in many places, one of the most widely read text is a book about his […]

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The Whole Great Commission

Whole. Complete. All parts present. I have been dwelling on the concept of wholeness lately. I had a conversation with a pastor the other day and we ran down a rabbit trail of discussion and concerns about holistic ministry and fulfilling the whole Great Commission. It made us both pause and reflect on how effectively […]

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“I have but one candle of life to burn. I would rather burn it out in a land filled with darkness than a land flooded with light.” John Keith Falconer Falconer forsook a life of ease as a Scottish aristocrat and athlete to take the gospel to the Arabic world. He is buried in Yemen […]

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