Rural Matters: Placing Rural Church Planting Back on the Map

Rural Matters: Placing Rural Church Planting Back on the Map

Small town pastors are doing big things for God’s Kingdom.


A Kairos Moment for Small Town America

A Kairos Moment for Small Town America

Over 30 million people still live in rural areas.


Ready to Write Your Book? Here’s a Five Point Checklist

Ready to Write Your Book? Here’s a Five Point Checklist

It’s time to start writing.


Writing often begins with wondering. Pen in hand, you find yourself asking…

Will people ever read what I write?
Do I have what it takes to write a book?
Why should I write when mountains of books already exist on this topic?

I call these “God nudges.” They are stirrings that emanate from outside a writer’s life—you might say from above.

Literacy, Orality, and the Web (Part Two)

Literacy, Orality, and the Web (Part Two)

What oral communication can accomplish in Bible translation projects that print communication alone cannot


Read Literacy, Orality, and the Web, Part One (How to Make an Oral Preference Society Prefer Reading).

The BGC Gospel Life Podcast (Ep. 22)

The BGC Gospel Life Podcast (Ep. 22)

Start each week with this encouragement to show and share the love of Jesus.


One-on-One with Keith Getty about Being Awarded by the British Empire, Modern Hymns, and His New Book

One-on-One with Keith Getty about Being Awarded by the British Empire, Modern Hymns, and His New Book

Hymn writer awarded an OBE.


My friend Keith Getty was recently honored as an "Officer of the Order of the British Empire" by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II. I was able to talk with him about the award, his contribution to modern hymn writing, and his new book.

Ed: Give us some background on the award you just received.

Seven Myths Perpetuated by Missions People

Seven Myths Perpetuated by Missions People

Like being one degree off course, the negative outcomes increase in severity.


Over the past thirty years I have noticed that many of us have a tendency to inadvertently promote half-truths that we think advance the cause of world missions. By half-truths, I mean concepts that are partially true or seem true on the surface, but in fact are myths.

Remember the Other Carey: Unsung Hero of the Modern Missions Movement

Remember the Other Carey: Unsung Hero of the Modern Missions Movement

Lott Carey was born a slave, purchased his freedom, and carried the gospel to Africa.


Our Hospitality Mandate (Part Two)

Our Hospitality Mandate (Part Two)

What Does an Authentic Christian Reception of Syrian Refugees to the United States Look Like?


Read Our Hospitality Mandate, Part One (Anecdote of Hospitality; Biblical Narrative for Our Hospitality Mandate; Missional Narrative on Hospitality Mandate).

Our Hospitality Mandate (Part One)

Our Hospitality Mandate (Part One)

What Does an Authentic Christian Reception of Syrian Refugees to the United States Look Like?


Anecdote of Hospitality

While I was preparing with a team to go on a missions trip to Israel’s Jewish absorption centers, I met a young lady named Rosebud who was taking a break in the fast food restaurant where she worked.

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