Category Archives: Theology of Missions

The Labor and Benefits of Language Learning

Our family has lived in Japan now for 6 months. After spending our first month adjusting and getting our house and life set up, for the past several months I’ve been ensconced in Japanese language school, studying what has been … Continue reading

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Fill the Earth 8: Mission Fulfilled

Last time we saw how Jesus reinstates God’s mission by commissioning the church to go out on a geographically-expanding mission, which is described in the same terms as God’s creation mandate to Adam (Acts 6:7; 12:24). Here in this final … Continue reading

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Fill the Earth 7: Mission Reinstated

Last segment we saw how Jesus fulfills the roles of both Adam and Israel. Whereas the disobedience of the prior two had invalidated their roles as God’s representatives on the earth, because of Jesus’ obedience, as we’ll see in this … Continue reading

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Fill the Earth 6: Mission Redeemed

To recap where we’ve been so far, the thesis that we’re trying to substantiate throughout this series is this: God’s mission in the world is for His kingship to be represented to the ends of the earth. In creation God … Continue reading

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Fill the Earth 5: Mission Failed

In our last segment we saw how God organized his mission by rescuing Israel from Egypt and communicating his torah to them. If Israel would exhibit their faith in God by obeying his torah, He would enable them to fulfill … Continue reading

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Fill the Earth 4: Mission Organized

After humanity fell into sin and had their mission frustrated, God resumed his mission by calling Abram and promising to bless all the nations of the earth through him. As the book of Genesis closes and the book of Exodus … Continue reading

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Fill the Earth 3: Mission Resumed

After humanity’s mission is frustrated because of sin throughout Gen 3-11, culminating in their rejection of the creation mandate at the Tower of Babel, God confuses their language and disperses them across the face of the earth, thereby creating the … Continue reading

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