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 …

New Book Published! Fill the Earth

Friends, I'm delighted to announce the publication of my book, Fill the Earth: The Creation Mandate and the Church's Call to Missions. Since many of us are quarantined at home these days and perhaps have more (or at least different!) time on our hands, I thought I would write a series of short posts introducing …

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 …

Does Missions Stop When a Group Has Been Reached?

I recently read an article on The Gospel Coalition website by David Sills entitled, "Missions Doesn't Stop When a Group Has Been Reached." Sills begins by noting the standard definition of unreached peoples as "those ethnolinguistic people groups whose population is less than 2 percent evangelical, or those groups without a sufficiently strong presence of …