With gentleness and respect

I like to try to explain why I believe in God and Jesus Christ. It not only affirms what I feel to be true but allows me to reaffirm it in my heart. but, I also hope that I can help those who are searching for truth to find it. I hear the rhetoric of […]

The Value of the Old Testament for Understanding God’s Mission

In the spirit of seeking a deeper understanding of God’s mission to the world, it is important that we not by-pass the Old Testament. We have already introduced many missional ideas from the Old Testament in earlier sections but now we want to expand it and go a little deeper. It further identifies the arena […]

Desperate Prayers

At about the same time that Muslim radicals were massacring the cartoonists in Paris, Boko Haram was levelling the city of Baga, Nigerian, killing an estimate 2,000 people. I was very angry and outraged at the horrific scale of murder of innocent people—of all ages. Although the massacre in Nigeria was not specifically targeting Christians […]

The Work of the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit plays a significant role in the mission of God in the present age. It is with the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost that ushered in the great missionary age that we live in. Mission to the whole world, as God had fully intended it to be, really began “in the […]

Mission of the Triune God

God has revealed himself to be a triune Being, one God expressed in three Persons in perfect unity. Therefore each Person shares in every aspect of mission, yet each of the three Persons of the Trinity have distinct roles in the mission of God. God the Father offers mankind salvation and reconciliation. It is He […]

God as the Source of Missions

God is the initiator of mission to the world. Mission is not accidental to God but flows from God’s very nature and reflects his nature as God, for God is love and seeks to be reconciled with mankind. We cannot escape this mandate or ignore it because if we truly desire to serve God and […]