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Making Jesus Famous Among the Nations

This is an article from the May-June 2014 issue of Mission Frontiers. The 7,000 distinct unreached people groups of the world reflect the incredible complexity, diversity, and greatness of our God. One media form will not reach them all. As we pursue the task of world evangelization, we must identify major priorities, ideally

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Evangelizing Children with Bible Stories

Children are wired to be oral. If you have preschoolers you’ll likely hear their pleas not to just tell a story, but to tell it again! In Truth That Sticks, Avery Willis and I wrote, “The world is doing a better job of discipling our children to popular culture than

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Spiritual Equipping for Mission

Over the past few decades, considerable global momentum has been building related to the Great Commission. Networks, strategies, partnerships and niche ministries have been raised up to focus on specific needs. More believers around the world are being activated in cross-cultural ministry than ever before. We praise the Lord for

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Learning From My Own Mistakes

This is an article from the May-June 2014 issue of Mission Frontiers. They were not Hearing Over a decade ago, I was traveling through Mozambique speaking to an audience that had traveled some distance. While preaching through a portion of Nehemiah, I noticed many were falling asleep during point one of

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Media Engagement: A Global Missiological Task

This article was originally published in the February 2013 edition of the Lausanne Global Analysis and is republished here in an edited version with permission. Wherever we live in today’s world, information and communication technologies increasingly influence and impact our human lives, our Christian witness, and our Christian ministries. The varieties of

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Our Ultimate Stewardship Priority

Of all that God has entrusted to us, what do you think should be our ultimate stewardship priority – our money, our time, our talents, our families, our careers, our bodies? What would God put at the top of His list? May I suggest that none of these, as important

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Arab Spring Opens Doors

A recent gathering of organizations working in the Middle East and North Africa highlighted the effect of the movement commonly known as “Arab Spring” upon the Gospel. Across more than 140 efforts, from Satellite Television, to Church Planting, to Literature Distribution to Social Media to Relief and Development efforts that

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COUNT FOR ZERO: The Time is Now

Several years ago, when I was visiting a small fishing village on the shores of Lake Victoria in Uganda, I was struck by the irony of seeing the mass of teenagers who lived in a community without electricity, clean water or a church holding cell phones and drinking coca cola.

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The God-Given Right 
to “Access”

This is an article from the January-February 2013 issue of Mission Frontiers. They are some of the most eloquent and profound words ever put to paper. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are

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Mobile Technology and The Church

So you’ve heard the phrase; “there’s an app for that”, and truly, there probably is an app for most things you can dream of. Today, we use apps for news, weather, email, games, calendars, and even buying our coffee. But is this a passing fad or something that the Church

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Responding to Seismic Events

Seismologists look at different parts of the world in terms of seismic hazard or, in other words, they assess the risk that an earthquake event will take place. These hazards relate to the underlying structure of the earth’s tectonic plates and they compile evidence on the frequency and nature of

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