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11 Jun Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments

The Qur’an’s Turn to Violence

Is Islam a religion of peace or a religion of war? Some have thought that by quoting verses from the Qur’an, they could prove their point – one way or the other. Sadly, qur’anic verses can be used to support both sides of the argument. In this article, Dr. Mark Durie presents a fresh perspective […]

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16 Apr Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments

Getting Kingdom Right To Get Church Right

What comes to your mind when you hear about a movement of God in which 150,000 urban and rural churches were started in a ten-year span? Incredulity? Suspicion? Excitement? Church Planting Movements (CPMs) like these are spreading around the world in all types of cultures and religious worldviews. Click here to read more.

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20 Feb Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments

Who, me? Biased?! (A Brief Look at Cognitive Bias)

A cognitive bias is a mistake in reasoning, evaluating, remembering, or other cognitive process, often occurring as a result of holding onto one’s preferences and beliefs regardless of contrary information. It happens to all of us sometimes, despite our best attempts at accuracy. Our Bible (in its original manuscripts) is inerrant; we are not. Our interpretations of the Bible […]

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07 Jan Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments

God’s Work through the BtD Network (reprinted with permission from Missio Nexus’ Anthology)

The Bridging the Divide Network (BtD) arose to address a challenge; actually the culmination of three challenges: How can we effectively and biblically bring the good news of salvation in Christ to the more than 1.8 billion Muslims in the world? What can be done about the tensions between widely differing and conflicting approaches being […]

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01 Dec Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments

4 Types of People Critical to Movements

“Here are 4 types of people critical to any kind of movement, whether it’s a scalable startup or a disciple-making movement.” Click here to see these what these four types of people are.

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02 Nov Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments

Missions in a Dangerous World: Missiological Myths vs. Biblical Patterns

Wars, natural disasters, and persecution in many contexts remind us of Jesus’ warnings and promises about the end of this age. He cautioned us not to be deceived by false prophets. In a missiological context, we can be misled by warped perspectives on our Great Commission task. Check out this article to see four myths […]

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12 Oct Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments

A Straw Man Argument to Prove What God Shouldn’t Do: A Critique of Chad Vegas’ “A Brief Guide to DMM”

Summary: “A Brief Guide to DMM” raises important issues, but consistently follows a pattern of taking quotations out of context, presenting a rewording of the quotation, then showing problems with the reworded version. The author also argues against unbelievers reading or trying to obey the Bible, unless mediated via “the instruction of a Christian minister,” […]

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24 Aug Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments

Finding New Unity through Discovery

A guest post by Dr. Steven P. Steinhaus, DMin https://dmmsummit.org/   A key issue impacting unity and partnership in mission relates to the role of the foreigner in other cultures, in particular concerning questions about church-in-culture decisions: contextualization or indigenization. Missionaries around the world have long struggled with this issue. Mission history is replete with embarrassing […]

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27 Jul Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments

Bridging the Divide Consultation 2018

Last month over forty of us gathered to discuss various facets of “Freedom in Christ,” especially as it relates to those coming to faith in Him from a Muslim background. We had a substantial and informative time together, in some cases finding more agreement than we had expected. A summary report of our interaction can […]

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01 Mar Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments

Quality is Essential; But Any Size Can Count as a “Movement”?

An Interaction with Kevin Higgins’ “Measuring Insider Movements?” by L.D. Waterman Note: the first two parts of this discussion can be found in “When does a Movement Count? – Two Perspectives.” I appreciate Kevin Higgins’ willingness to interact with my question about size criteria for an Insider Movement to be counted as a movement. He proposes […]

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