Intro to Missions Course- Part 2

This is the audio from an introductory course on missions that a missionary friend and I taught at our home church. This second lesson talks about what the mission is. It focuses on the OT prophecies of what this NT mission will be. How does Jesus Christ direct us to fulfill this Great Mission given […]

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INTRO TO MISSIONS

Intro to Missions Course – Part 1

This is the audio from an introductory course on missions that a missionary friend and I taught at our home church. This first lesson talks about how missions relates to God’s cosmic purposes for mankind. It focuses mainly on a survey of the Old Testament, particularly God’s selection of Abraham and his descendants. How do […]

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Rethinking Unreached People Groups (Part 2)

In the first post about the ‘people groups’ interpretation of the Great Commission, we said that it depicts the ethnic groups of the world as the target or ‘hoop’ of our missions efforts. To be successful by this plan, we must aim to evangelize some from each and every people group on the planet. In […]

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RETHINKING

Rethinking Unreached People Groups

Imagine that you encountered in your travels a person who (O blessed man!) had never been exposed to the game of basketball – or any other game with a goal, for that matter. As you explain the sport to him, the wave of technical terms overwhelms him. He stops you with a confused look on […]

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Why Learn Chinese?

Seems that I’ve been talking to a lot of people about language learning lately. So thought I’d try to assemble some of those conversations into a blog post. I live in one of the mission fields where the vast majority of missionaries do not learn to speak the native language. There are at least a […]

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Product and Process

I just finished my rookie season as a parent, so I’m far from knowing it all. But I think I at least have figured out the goal of parenting. Might say it like this: “the goal of parenting is to train a healthy, mature, fully-functioning adult.” I think most parents would agree that this is […]

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Review of ‘Light in the Darkness’

This week, I got a pre-release screening of ‘Light in the Darkness’, a new documentary about Christianity in India from ProChurch, thanks to my friend Trent Cornwell, who was one of the film’s producers. The preview for this film is available as of today. Please go to their page, check out the preview, like it, […]

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Viral or Bust

Church Planting Movements: Viral or Bust

I’ve been thinking about starting a business. But here’s the thing. I don’t really want to start a small business. If I start a business, I’d like it to be, like, a massively successful online start-up. That way I can sell it to Facebook or Google or someone after a few years. Probably for more […]

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LOVEFORGEDSTRATEGIES

Love-forged Missionary Strategies

When an older person sees my wife and I out with our daughter, almost without exception they tell us, ‘Enjoy her… it goes by so fast.’ Why do they feel the need to tell us that? It’s the voice of experience. They don’t know where their own time went. They can’t help but remind us […]

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September 2013 – Project China Update

Mark and his family are hard at work with the planting of Gospel Baptist Church. They are still experimenting with service times, and as a result have seen a great number of first time visitors to the church. The leadership of the church is also developing as Mark is already giving young men in the […]

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