This is the second part and conclusion to our interview with author and professor, Greg Allison. We wanted his take on a big picture missiological issue and it's practical ramifications--Who sends, the Church or the Spirit? Please enjoy a verbatim transcript of our interview.
Regardless of our political positions about refugees and immigration, few believers have actually engaged the rising number of internationals in our own neighborhoods and cities. Ben Schroering challenges local churches to view going to refugee and immigrant communities in the United States with the same enthusiasm as going overseas to reach the same peoples.
The Scriptures show us there is something special about the relationship between sending churches and sent ones, but maintaining that relationship across the miles and years is nearly impossible. In this article Zach Bradley describes a method for providing ongoing missionary care that is being used by sending churches around the country.
It's easy to bury simple meanings under terms like "missiologist" and "missiology," but these are helpful terms describing a necessary discipline. In fact, everybody has their own missiology, whether they have examined it closely or not. Caleb Crider breaks down this term, giving a brief overview, and explains how missiologists help all of us participate in God's mission.
Shouldn't our sent ones be the very best we have to offer? What if there was an incredible asset, a glaring opportunity, that we have largely been ignoring? In light of a changing landscape and globalization, Larry McCrary examines some of the advantages sending through the marketplace can have over more traditional pathways.
Our latest book, First 30 Daze: Practical Encouragement for Living Abroad Intentionally, is now one click away. In this video and written interview, hear from authors, Larry and Susan McCrary, about what inspired the book and how it might be helpful to any Christian traveling abroad.