A Letter for Pastors...

Recently, I heard about a young man interested in planting a church. He was from a large evangelical church in Orange County, CA. He asked to meet with the pastor of a medium size church in a nearby city that was already full of solid evangelical churches. This young man shared with the humble...

How a Migration Bloo...

The global missions landscape is far different today than it was fifty years ago. Transportation has become steadily more efficient and cheaper over the past five decades which has set up off a migration bloom all across the globe. This migration bloom has led to large-scale movement of the...

Insider Movements: A...

This past week a few people alerted me to Dave Garner’s article on The Gospel Coalition website regarding Insider Movements (IM). While I strongly agree with Dr. Garner’s overarching assessment of IM, certain aspects of the essay needed further clarification and elaboration. It is my hope...

Embracing the Emerge...

In the next five years, we are going to witness this century’s greatest single mutation in the structure of missions. As a result, missions will no longer be viewed as something we simply do overseas, but something we do within groups of unreached peoples, whether those groups are located in...

The Priority of Evan...

Every day 38,000 Muslims die. They die and pass into an eternity in hell. There is one Christian missionary for every 420,000 Muslims on the earth.[1] These are just the stats for Islam. If we add the world’s other major religious blocks—Hinduism and Buddhism—then the numbers become even...

Teaching Galatians i...

During my spring break I was able to go on a trip to India with my officemate Chris Brewer and his dad Gary. We began our trip in Imphal, which is the capital of the state of Manipur in the northeast (we weren’t far from the border of Burma). When we arrived it happened to be the start...

Gospel Movements in ...

In 2004 David Garrison published his first book called Church Planting Movements. Garrison’s groundbreaking research tracked case studies from places all over the world where previously unevangelized peoples had come to Christ en masse and seen hundreds of new churches started in a...

Muslim Evangelism (P...

In part one of this brief two part series on Muslim evangelism, I argued that friendship evangelism was not an effective or a biblical missiological strategy for reaching Muslims. I took my cues from a book penned by Roland Müller entitled The Messenger The Message The Community. After...

Muslim Evangelism (P...

Discussion about effective models for Muslim evangelism hath no shortage of opinion. For many years now, debates have raged in missiological circles about the how and what of evangelism to Muslims. How should we go about communicating the gospel to Muslim peoples? What should we say to them?...