Archives for category: Mission

Islam: The Ultimate Religion of Works

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One of my frustrations when sharing Christ with Muslims was that I had a hard time getting them to disagree with me that only God’s grace could save us. When I would say something like, “We can only be reconciled to God by his grace,” they would say, “That’s exactly what we … Read More »

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Business, Vocation, and the Great Commission

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This week the Bush Center, along with the Acton Institute, hosts the “Business, Vocation, and the Great Commission” conference. The meeting addresses three important subjects: 1) a biblical approach to a free market economy; 2) a practical approach for Christians to do workplace ministry; and 3) developing a missiological strategy … Read More »

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New SEBTS Online Course on Islam

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Many if not most Christians need to understand Islam, both as a religion and a culture, in order to pursue faithful witness to Christ in the 21st century. Questions about Islam’s origins, iterations, practices, and its relation to Christianity must be considered in the effort to understand and witness. To … Read More »

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The Bittersweet Blessing of a Missionary’s Parents

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The more that the vision of church planting catches on at a church, the more young people find themselves in an all-too-common dilemma—feeling God’s call to missions while facing parents who are opposed to the idea. I still remember the difficult conversation I had with my parents soon after I … Read More »

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St. Patrick and the Great Commission

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When most Americans think of St. Patrick’s Day, they probably either think of the legend of Patrick driving out all the snakes from Ireland or they think about all the drinking and partying that takes place on this day. This is likely just as true for Christians as for non-Christians. … Read More »

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Guest Post (David Prince): Jesus is Not Colorblind: Celebrating Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Local Church

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[Editor's Note: Every so often, we at Between the Times wish to share with our readers especially important thoughts. Such is the case today. This post is by David E. Prince, Pastor of Preaching and Vision at Ashland Avenue Baptist Church and Assistant Professor of Christian Preaching at The Southern ... Read More »

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Five Steps to Writing a “Family Mission Statement”

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Guest post by the illustrious Will Toburen, the Summit’s Executive Pastor of Discipleship Ministries: “Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth.  Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them!” Psalm 127:3-5 As J.D. wrote in this recent post, “When Solomon says that our … Read More »

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On Trying to be a Missional Family

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The Finns want to be a missional family. Leah and I desire for our family ethos to reflect a key truth that is helpfully summarized in the “Missional Manifesto“: “God is a sending God, a missionary God, who has called His people, the church, to be missionary agents of His love … Read More »

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Plumbline #13: Not Just Seating Capacity, But Sending Capacity

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Plumblines are a series of short, pithy statements that we, at the Summit, use as rallying points for our staff. They are a way to encapsulate our theology and philosophy in short, memorable phrases. Plumbline #13 is: “We measure our success by sending capacity as much as seating capacity.” Jesus’ vision of the church … Read More »

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A New PhD Track for Worship Leaders and Worship Theologians

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Worship leaders and worship theologians are of the greatest significance to our churches and seminaries. For this reason  we at SEBTS are more than a little excited to introduce a new PhD in Theology & Worship which does not require the student to move to SEBTS’ campus. Students will come to campus … Read More »

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