Muslims tend to be obsessed with ritual purity. Islam demands this obsession for the person who wants God to hear their prayers. This blog post aims to explain this obsession and discuss the implications of this obsession for sharing the gospel with Muslims. I believe that understanding and framing Scripture in terms of purity issuesContinue reading “Blessed are the Pure in Heart: Muslims, Ritual Purity, and the Gospel”
“You yourselves became imitators of us and of the Lord when, in spite of severe persecution, you welcomed the message with joy from the Holy Spirit.” 1 Thessalonians 1:6 It is my conviction – and that of many missionaries – that missionaries should emulate the apostle Paul in their missionary work. Paul intended for TimothyContinue reading “Pauline Emulation in First Thessalonians”
When we look at the New Testament, almost every book has a clear purpose. The Gospels present the life of Jesus. Acts shows the power of the Holy Spirit working through the early believers. Romans presents the gospel in depth. Hebrews demonstrates that Jesus is better. There are a few New Testament books whose purposeContinue reading “A Missionary’s Reflection on Paul’s Letter to Philemon”
“For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, and by craving it, some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.” 1 Timothy 6:10 Without a doubt, financial issues are the most stressful aspect of missionary work for the average Western missionary. Consider the following: In 2012,Continue reading “Money: The Most Complicated Part of Missions”
Paul’s Letter to the Colossians displays his desire to bring the gospel to those who have never heard. Study Paul’s example so that you can follow in his steps!