Bradley Bell

The God Who is Near All People: A Meditation on Acts 17:15-34, Part Two

The God Who is Near All People: A Meditation on Acts 17:15-34, Part Two

In this article, Bradley Bell, Direct of Content, teaches his readers the importance of meditating on Scripture. At the same time, he encourages his audience to be like Paul, and see the great idolatry that surrounds them by looking to the God that is near. Read the series here.

Recommended Reading: "Today's All-Star Missions Churches" by Tom Telford

Recommended Reading: "Today's All-Star Missions Churches" by Tom Telford

From the Archives: This post originally published in 2015 is about a book that is still great. You can always count on Upstream pointing you to great books. One that is a bit dated but remarkably helpful to the sending church conversation is Today’s All-Star Missions Churches: Strategies to Help Your Church Get into the Game by Tom Telford. Telford is the vice president of mobilization for United World Mission and has been working for years to empower churches on mission. 

How to Pastor Members with a Missions Interest

How to Pastor Members with a Missions Interest

Some articles are worth reading twice. This week we take a look back at an article written on the old blog by Bradley Bell (previously published under the pen name Zach Bradley). Bradley takes on the practical question of those who approach pastors with a missions interest. Rather than seeing this an a mere administrative task, we can take this as a sweet opportunity to make much of Jesus.