Sam Behar | October 29, 2018 | Topic: Missiology

Matthew 13 is famous for its parables. Jesus mixes in some interesting themes: judgment, the kingdom of heaven, and more. Recently, I read through this passage, and I was struck by three parables. These parables are significant when we consider the missionary task and our motivation for missions. In Matthew 13:44-46, we see two beautiful […]

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Sam Behar | October 24, 2018 | Topic: Missiology

What is the goal of missions? John Piper famously said in Let the Nations Be Glad that missions exists because worship does not. I’ve always liked the idea, but only recently did I come to more fully appreciate his message. Let’s first consider the world we live in. We live in a fast-paced media-driven society. […]

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Ryan Robertson | October 22, 2018 | Topic: History of Missions

This is the seventh and final part in our series on Scotland’s involvement in the Great Century of Christian Missions. Today, we are wrapping up the series by looking at the overall impact of Scotland’s sending of missionaries and what it means for us today.  It is clear when learning about the sending of missionaries […]

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Michael Small | October 17, 2018 | Topic: Missionary Life

The airport is empty at 3:00am. A storm delay pushed our 9:50pm connecting flight to 6:35am. It’s too long a wait to stay awake, but too short to get a hotel room. My wife sleeps at the airport while I watch over our things. All of this is happening at the end of a long […]

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Anthony Steele | October 15, 2018 | Topic: Missiology

Today, in world evangelization and missions efforts, our greatest concern is the need to preach the biblical gospel and to share biblical truth about all matters of faith and practice in the church. Sadly, there is plenty that is unbiblical that has been propagated throughout the world regarding the nature of the gospel and the […]

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Ryan Robertson | October 10, 2018 | Topic: History of Missions

This is the sixth in our series on Scotland’s involvement in the Great Century of Christian Missions. Today, we’re looking at another missionary who played a part in the movement. Born in Aberdeen in 1848, Mary Slessor was a forerunner for hard-working female missionaries in pioneer work on the continent of Africa. “Exploration and pioneer […]

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Trevor Holloway | October 8, 2018 | Topic: Missionary Life

It feels like my family and I only just landed in the U.S. for a home assignment after completing our first term on the mission field. Yet, our return to Peru is just a few days away! Visiting family, friends, and ministry partners over the last few months has been full of joy. As I […]

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Ryan Robertson | October 3, 2018 | Topic: History of Missions

This is the fifth in our series on Scotland’s involvement in the Great Century of Christian Missions. Today, we’re looking at two more missionaries who played a part in the movement. Robert Moffat Born in East Lothian in 1795, Robert Moffat was one of the most influential missionaries in Africa. One historian claimed that he […]

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Cody Cunningham | October 1, 2018 | Topic: Missiology

And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And […]

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Ryan Robertson | September 26, 2018 | Topic: History of Missions

This is the fourth in our series on Scotland’s involvement in the Great Century of Christian Missions. Today, we’re looking at another Scottish missionary who played a part in the movement. John Paton was born in 1824 in Dunfries, Scotland. It was here that the seeds of John Paton’s missionary call were planted, watered, and […]

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