J.D. Payne has written a helpful book on migration and ministry among diaspora population segments.
Check out my review of the book at The Gospel Coalition.
Strangers Next Door
J. D. Payne | Review by: Mark Morris
J. D. Payne. Strangers Next Door: Immigration, Migration, and Mission. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press 2012. 206 pp. $15.00.
In light of [...]
I have had the joy over the past four weeks to teach a World Religions course at Victory University. What a privilege to interact with 27 students regarding their own faith in Christ in light of a study of Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, several cults and new religious movements.
We began our course with Christianity, taking [...]
One of my missionary frustrations since the 1990’s is the mismatching of various terms regarding Unreached, Unengaged Unreached, People Groups, Unevangelized, Last Frontier, etc. etc. I’ve given up on any attempt to preserve the purity of terminology. So I offer you Danny Akin’s article below, in the spirit of giving up on preserving the term [...]
God is doing a mighty thing as churches in the Northwest come together for solemn assemblies. Scott Brewer recently challenged pastors to consider what God might do in them and in their congregations through such sincere and heartfelt gatherings. The following article is from Baptist Press.
Posted on Dec 8, 2010 | by Erin Roach
REDMOND, Wash. [...]
Most church web sites go a long way to create a cool ethos and welcoming “front door” to people dropping in to “kick the tires” before visiting. Most sites will also have podcasts and media available for download. And many church web sites have at least a token “missions” page. But few have an outstanding [...]
Did you realize that three fourths of the world are oral communicators by choice.
50% of the adults in the United States are primarily oral communicators.
58% of the USA High school graduates have never read a book after graduating from High School.
42% of college graduates never read another book after graduating from college.
So what do we [...]
Many of you have asked, so Mark who are these non-traditional churches that you work with? Someone recently sent me the answer.
It’s a combination of cool, relevant, contemporary, and profound, transparent and well…cool.
Check out this video because it articulates it for me.
This may be your church. If it is, then you are my people.
Ok – this is the last post on this subject. As some of us looked at issues the next leaders of the SBC should consider, here are the final thoughts I will share. I’m ready to move on to other topics.
Having spent the last couple of years examining non-traditional SBC churches in our midst, my [...]
This post is a continuation of an exercise in which students articulated some decisions that future leaders of the SBC might want to consider -not that seminary students know anything. In this post, let’s look realistically at the most sacred and successful mission giving plan of the last century. A question is, why is [...]
I’m involved in a seminary PhD course in which students have been bouncing around ideas regarding the kind of bold leadership that our next three agency heads need to take. It’s easy to make a disclaimer on ideas that come out of a class of a bunch of seminary students, so if these are too [...]