Results tagged “Missions” from Reformation21

Is the Insider Movement Really That Bad?

Article by   June 2014
As I prepare to serve as a commissioner to the 2014 PCA General Assembly, I have been refreshing myself on the Insider Movement/s (IM) debate. I began with the study committee's report, a powerful case against IM that David Garner has ably defended. However, although I had read some pro-IM material in the past, I decided to read for myself what some consider the most attractive and compelling work, Carl Medearis's Muslims, Christians and Jesus: Gaining Understanding and Building Relationships (Bethany House, 2008). continue

Jennings and Garner On the PCA's Response to Insider Movements

Article by   May 2014
Editors' Note: The Presbyterian Church in America's 42nd General Assembly will address the work of the Study Committee on Insider Movements (SCIM). For access to the SCIM reports of 2014, click here. However, given the global relevance of this question, in the next several weeks ahead of the Assembly, Rev. Nelson Jennings and Rev. David B. Garner will debate the theology and missiology of Insider Movements. We begin the series with two articles by Nelson Jennings and two articles by David Garner. continue

7 Reasons Why Reformed and Presbyterian Churches Should Send Missionaries to Poland

Article by   September 2012
Reaching Poland is critical to mission work in both western and eastern Europe. Yet Reformed Christians have ignored this reality for years and have neglected to send missionaries to this large European country. My goal here is to make the case for Poland's importance to confessional Reformed/Presbyterian mission work and provoke a discussion concerning the issue. continue

Missionary Triumph over Slavery: William Kibb, and Jamaican Emancipation

Article by   September 2006
William Knibb (1803-1845) is rightly remembered as one of the great heroes of Baptist history for the key role that he played in the emancipation of the slaves in the British Empire in the 1820s and 1830s. In fact, so... continue

Results tagged “Missions” from Reformation21 Blog

Power for Missions Restored

Article by   April 2019
Since the early 19th Century the American church has largely taken for granted the necessity and legitimacy of mission agencies, both church and para-church. By the mid 20th Century they were as firmly entrenched as any feature of American... continue

Preaching and the Mission of the Trinity

Article by   November 2017
Every divine work reflects God's Triunity. This means that if we want to understand what God is doing in our lives we must begin with who God is. The Father always acts through his Son and by his Spirit.... continue

Shusaku's Silence

Article by   November 2016
Some readers may be curious about the forthcoming Martin Scorsese film, Silence. The story follows two Jesuit priests (played by Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver) who leave Portugal in order to discover the fate of Father Ferreira (Liam Neeson), a... continue

Griffith Who???

Article by   April 2016
Griffith John was a contemporary of Hudson Taylor in China. One of theses two men is well known all over the globe--and has been an inspiration to the Christian church ever since--while the other has been all but forgotten.Griffith was brought up... continue

Saving Power Among All Nations - Psalm 67

Article by   September 2015
Psalm 671 May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us, Selah 2 that your way may be known on earth, your saving power among all nations. 3 Let the peoples praise... continue

The Instruction On Missions To The Church At Corinth

Article by   July 2015
In Paul's letters to the Corinthian church he desired the believers to be enthusiastic about the expansion of the gospel. In Paul's time, Corinth was located in an ideal geographic location to spread the new faith. A vibrant and mission... continue

Why Most Missionaries Are Liars

Article by   June 2015
No job description I have ever seen for a missionary includes the words "fast and loose with the truth." It is not my belief missions attracts the kind of people who are predisposed to being insincere. Unfortunately, I have seldom... continue

More on the Trinity and divine action

Article by   May 2015
In previous entries in what is becoming an impromptu antiphonal blog series on the Trinity, Fred Sanders and I have focused on the nature and relevance of the doctrine of inseparable operations (see here, here, and here). To this point,... continue

I Worshipped "Allah" Last Sunday

Article by   June 2014
Never have I so carefully typed quotation marks. Those tiny dashes keep intact both my ordination vows and my soul. They also refer to my enjoyable experience last Sunday attending an international service organized by the Gereformeerde Kerken in IJsselmuiden, Netherlands. Gathered... continue

What is truth?

Article by   September 2013
As part of our attempts to proclaim Christ in our small corner, we are investing some effort in a village near the town where I live. This village is, I think, fairly typical of our part of the world. It... continue

What Are You Doing After High School?

Article by   December 2011
Editor's Note: We welcome Lydia Sorkness, our guest blogger. Ms. Sorkness is a freshman in college and the daughter of an OPC ruling elder in the Philadelphia area. 0 0 1 973 5550 Westminster Theological Seminary 46 13 6510 14.0... continue

All Souls

Article by   September 2008
I'm in London for a week of lectures at London Theological Seminary.  Of course, London's a wonderful city to visit, not the least of which reason is the chance to visit places everyone talks about.  So on Sunday morning I... continue

Greetings from Uganda

Article by   April 2008
This is a message from the campus of African Bible University, Uganda, where I am spending a week with my son, Stephen. Along with Rev Burk Parsons of St Andrews Chapel, Florida, editor of Tabletalk, we are involved in the... continue
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