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.

Theology for Life, Episode 27

Theology for Life, Episode 27

The study of God begins with two questions: Who is this God? and How does knowing Him more affect how I live?


Literacy, Orality, and the Web (Part One)

Literacy, Orality, and the Web (Part One)

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


The BGC Gospel Life Podcast (Ep. 21)

The BGC Gospel Life Podcast (Ep. 21)

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


Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The local church is unrivaled in its potential to bring about meaningful transformation.


Introducing the Director of the New Send Institute

Introducing the Director of the New Send Institute

New institute is a partnership between the Billy Graham Center and the North American Mission Board.


I'm grateful to be chosen as the Send Institute’s inaugural Director and am honored to work alongside Dr. Ed Stetzer at Wheaton College and Jeff Christopherson at the North American Mission Board.

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