Fill the Earth: The Primeval History and Missions

More historical time elapses during Genesis 1–11 than the rest of the Bible put together. Have you ever thought about that? I remember talking to a friend years ago who said to me, "I don't know why Genesis 4–11 is in the Bible, really. I understand that chapters 1–3 describe creation and the fall, and …

Fill the Earth: The Fall into Sin and Missions

When you think about the fall of Genesis 3, what do you think about? I'd wager that most people rightly view this as the point at which humanity rebels against God, disobeys His word by eating from the forbidden tree, receives his judgment, and is cast away from His presence. The effects of the fall, …

Fill the Earth: Where in the Bible Does “Missions” Begin?

Where in the Bible does "missions" begin? This is a question that many people don't think about much, and one that missiologists and missionaries (hopefully!) think about quite often. Either way, to have a truly biblical understanding of the church's call to missions, we must have a robust comprehension of missions as it appears throughout …