Fill the Earth: The Image of God and Missions

What does the image of God have to do with missions? In my view, everything. After making the case that we need to go back to creation to begin our exploration of mission in the Bible, chapter 1 of Fill the Earth examines what it means for God to create humanity as His image. You'll notice …

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 …

The Great Commission: Are We Actually Commanded to “Go”?

When theological students first begin to learn the biblical languages, previously untraversed trails of exegesis suddenly present themselves, leading to a vast new world of interpretation that was formerly unavailable. Having received the basic tools necessary to enter this new world, many a young theologian packs up his gear and enters it with confidence, believing …