Fill the Earth: What is the Only Element in All 4 “Great Commissions”?

When people think about "missions," the Scripture passage that most often comes to mind is doubtless Jesus' so-called "Great Commission" of Matt 28:18–20. And for good reason! This passage clearly speaks to the church's call to take the gospel to all people groups and make disciples. But as many biblical scholars and missiologists have pointed …

Fill the Earth: Jesus the Redeemer… of Mission!

It is not uncommon for churches to be called "Redeemer." One of the more well-known churches in my denomination, the PCA, is Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, planted and pastored for many years by Tim Keller. The wonderful church where our family worships when we're in the US is also called Redeemer Presbyterian …