Jerry Rankin on the Current Challenges and Signs of Hope in the World Christian Movement

Jonathan Parnell

This is the first question and answer post with Jerry Rankin.

What do you think are the greatest challenges to the world Christian movement today? What do you think are the greatest signs of hope?

From the perspective of one who has a global overview of Christian missions today, it is evident God is moving in unprecedented ways to fulfill his mission.  He is using warfare, ethnic violence, political disruption,…

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For the Unreached

Bill Walsh

Our friends at AsiaLink have made another impactful video that will stir your heart for the cause of global missions. Whether you are a goer, sender, giver, or pray-er, I think you’ll find this to be a tool for vision spreading.

May these words from 1 Chronicles 16:23-27 ring in your heart as you watch.

Sing to the Lord, all the earth!
Tell of his salvation from day to day.
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Fitting to Fulfill All Righteousness

David Mathis

John the Baptist has a point when he objects, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” (Matthew 3:14). But there’s more going on here than he first realizes.

Here’s Don Carson on what Jesus means in Matthew 3:15 in responding to John the Baptist, “Let it be so now, for thus it is filling for us to fulfill all righteousness”—

Jesus affirms, in effect,…

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52 Key Sermons for Translation

Bill Walsh

The following 52 sermons by John Piper come from an array of topics. We asked ourselves, “If we could get only one sermon posted each week for a year, translated into a particular language, which ones would we do?” Another way to phrase it is, “If we were only able to provide 52 sermons to a particular language group, which ones would we deem essential?”

As we labored over this…

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Paul Miller on Becoming the Gospel

Tyler Kenney

This is our third question and answer post with Paul Miller. (Read the first and second.)

Can you give us a summary of Sonship, the discipleship course you helped put together?

I designed the Sonship course over a period of ten years from ’83-’93, but the core of it was formed in the mid-80s. Half of the sixteen lectures was dad’s and the other half was split between my…

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The Glory of God’s Plan B (Part 3): Like Living Through a Korean Drama

Michael Oh

This is the third and final part of Michael Oh's article, "The Glory of God's Plan B." Read Part 1 and Part 2.

Our final payment is due on February 28th. We hope to have repairs and renovations completed by next summer. (We do ask for your prayers for God to provide the necessary finances for repairs and renovations. Since May the US dollar has lost about 15% of…

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Paul Miller on Cynicism in Prayer

Tyler Kenney

A second question and answer with Paul Miller. (Read the first.)

Your book, A Praying Life, talks about cynicism in prayer. How would you describe the problem of cynicism, and what is your advice to those who are struggling with it?

Cynicism is my biggest struggle in prayer. It is a quiet, cold rationalism that dulls the soul and just kills your walk with God. It is hard…

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The Glory of God’s Plan B (Part 2): God Prepares and Provides

Michael Oh

This post continues where Michael left off in Part 1.

First of all, God provided advocates. In addition to our faithful core of supporting churches and individuals who have stood by our side for the past seven years, the Lord mobilized ministries to graciously spread the word about our project including blog posts from Desiring God and The Gospel Coalition. I received an email, out of nowhere,…

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Is God a Megalomaniac? Right Answer. Wrong Reason.

John Piper

I have spent 40 years seeking to understand and explain why God’s relentless self-exaltation in all that he does (for example, Isaiah 48:9–11) is the most loving way for him to be, and is not megalomania.

Some have tried to argue that the problem of God’s self-exaltation is solved by his intra-Trinitarian other-orientedness. That is, God the Father and God the Son do not seek their own individual glory, but…

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