Holy God, Holy Mission

This post is going to be a long one! But the subject is very important and I tried to do  fairly detailed research from some classic biblical theologians, such as Eichrodt, Von Rad, Mulienburg, and some more contemporary ones like Christopher Wright. The nature of mission is determined by the nature of the God of […]

The Western World as a Mission Field

As Western culture moves from the era of modernism to post-modernism, the effects upon the church and the ministry of the church become increasingly apparent.  The church must deal with the remnants of modernism which continually influences Western culture and it must also begin to engage a new post-modern mentality, which appears at first glance […]

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 […]

Suffering and the Mission of God: Part 1, Chapter 2: The Mission of God in the Old testament

A Few Words about the Old Testament and mission The Old Testament has a lot to say about God’s mission, as we have already noted. There are those who have thought that the Old Testament had very little say about missions so have tended to disregard it as a source for a theology of mission. […]

The Gospel as Public Truth

John the Baptist announced publicly that the Kingdom of God was near. He preached repentance and proclaimed the coming of the Kingdom. When he was imprisoned, Jesus, who also announced publicly at his baptism that the Kingdom was near, began his public ministry by preaching repentance and the coming of the Kingdom (see Matt. 3:1-12, […]

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 […]