Are There 25,000,000 Muslim-Background Believers Today?

God is at work among Muslims around the world in unprecedented ways. I often hear stories about hundreds or thousands of Muslims following Jesus in baptism.  There are three reasons that we need to keep talking about these stories. With these things in mind, I recently began reading Motus Dei: The Movement of God to DiscipleContinue reading “Are There 25,000,000 Muslim-Background Believers Today?”

Confusion about Gene Daniels’ Assertion that There are 25 Million MBBs

Daniels’ article, “How Exactly Do We Know What We Know about Kingdom Movements?” in Motus Dei (2021) is somewhat oblique about its numerical assertions. In addition, at least one typographical error appears to make his article even more confusing. So, it is necessary to give proof that he actually did assert that there are 25Continue reading “Confusion about Gene Daniels’ Assertion that There are 25 Million MBBs”

Folk Islamic Rituals

These posts seek to describe the worldview of folk Muslims by describing their worldview and rituals. These folk rituals describe South Asian folk Islam. Each of these readings gives hints in how to best engage South Asian folk Muslims with the gospel of Jesus.  Ritual #1 – Na’at, devotional singing to Sufi saints. Ritual #2 –Continue reading “Folk Islamic Rituals”

The Power of Near Culture Missionaries to Muslims in South Asia

One of the questions of this blog is to answer the question, “How can a billion South Asian Muslims be reached with the gospel?” One of the realities of this question is that the harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few (Luke 10:2). One of the greatest needs to reach the Muslims of South Asia is to mobilize a missionary force capable of bringing the gospel to the greatest concentration of Muslim lostness on the planet.

A Billion Muslims in South Asia by 2047

As I shared in another post, South Asia is home to the greatest concentration of Muslim lostness on the planet. There are far more Muslims in South Asia that in the Middle East. In 2020, there are approximately 586.9 million Muslims in South Asia. Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh have the second, third, and fourth largestContinue reading “A Billion Muslims in South Asia by 2047”

Systematic Theology 5: The Innerancy of Scripture

This blog post is part of a series on Systematic Theology . The method of this series is to follow Wayne Grudem’s well-known Systematic Theology. This series also interacts explicitly with Systematic Theology with a view towards ministry to South Asian Muslims. These blog posts start with Grudem but are modified. I agree with Grudem’s twoContinue reading “Systematic Theology 5: The Innerancy of Scripture”

Christian Mass Movements in India (1933)

Below, you can download a PDF of J. Waksom Pickett, Christian Mass Movements in India: A Study with Recommendations. New York: The Abingdon Press, 1933. In December 1928, the National Christian Council of India, Burma, and Ceylon met in Chennai. During this Council, there was significant disagreement about mass movements to Christ in South Asia.Continue reading “Christian Mass Movements in India (1933)”

Systematic Theology 4: The Authority of Scripture

“The authority of Scripture means that all the words of the Bible are God’s words in such a way that to disbelieve or disobey any word of the Bible is to disbelieve or disobey God”