Discipling in a Multicultural World | Book Review

The Great Commission (Matthew 28:16–20) commands Christ’s followers to “make disciples of all nations.” That discipleship has at least two basic components:conversion, symbolized by baptism, and change, realized through ever-increasing obedience to Christ’s commandments. Notice also its multicultural shape. Christ … Continue reading Discipling in a Multicultural World | Book Review

Translating the Great Commission

Produced by Barna Group in partnership with Seed Company, Translating the Great Commission examines aspects of Christian missions, including knowledge of the Great Commission, the definition of missions, the relationship of evangelism and social justice, and the role and value of Bible translation. As usual with Barna reports, Translating includes a mix of quantitative and qualitative research, together with expert Q&As and infographics. It offers a valuable snapshot of current opinion about these aspects of Christian missions. Book Reviewed Barna Group, Translating the Great Commission: What Spreading the Gospel Means to U.S. Christians in the 21st Century (Ventura, CA: Barna … Continue reading Translating the Great Commission

Thursday’s Influence Magazine Article

Today, over at InfluenceMagazine.com: Kristi Northup wonders whether the Great Commission is going out of style. (Hopefully not!) John Davidson interviews Bruce Statements about making your church safe for the Influence Podcast. Christina Quick notes the projected continuing growth of Christianity in sub-Saharan Africa. Please make sure to follow and like InfluenceInfluence magazine on Facebook, Twitter, and iTunes! Continue reading Thursday’s Influence Magazine Article

“The Challenge of the Great Commission” by Nino Gonzales

In this video, Nino Gonzales speaks to the Assemblies of God National Office chapel service about two challenges to sustaining spiritual revival, based on Acts 8:4-9a. What I especially like is his spiritual–rather than political–interpretation of immigration. “The Challenge of the Great Commission” by Nino…, posted with vodpod   Continue reading “The Challenge of the Great Commission” by Nino Gonzales

People of the Great Commission

Steve Wilkens and Don Thorsen, Everything You Know about Evangelicals Is Wrong (Well, Almost Everything): An Insider’s Look at Myths and Realities (Grand Rapids, MI: BakerBooks, 2010). $16.99, 224 pages. What is evangelical Christianity? In Everything You Know about Evangelicals Is Wrong, Steve Wilkens and Don Thorsen set out to discover “an adequate and accurate definition” by identifying and critiquing several caricatures of the movement on the basis of “the empirical realities of evangelicalism’s history, its present composition, and its trajectories toward the future.” The chapter titles identify the caricatures. Readers learn that “Evangelicals Are Not All…” Mean, Stupid, and … Continue reading People of the Great Commission