It’s important that we clean up our own ranks. Do you oppose critical theory? Good! Do you oppose it in a way that is unbecoming of the Lord’s servant? (2 Timothy 2:24)
In this episode, we interview Brooks Buser of Radius International. We ask Brooks if our critics are right: Have we been too severe in our assessment of multiplying movements? Tune in for another perspective from a trusted voice on missions to the glory of God.
In this episode, we interact with criticisms of Sean's quote in the film, American Gospel, "If a pastor can preach in such a way that a Muslim can sit in that audience and not be offended— then he is not preaching the gospel of Christ and Christ crucified." What do those on social media have to say about the offense of the gospel, and how do these views line up with scripture?
Missions: How the Local Church Goes Global by Andy Johnsonhttps://www.9marks.org/books/missions/
Church Planting Movement practitioners teach a form of inductive bible study that emphasizes obedience to Jesus above all else. This "Obedience-based Discipleship" is said to counter a "knowledge-based discipleship" that plagues the Western church, while producing genuine Christians. But is this claim true? More importantly, is OBD faithful to scripture? Continuing our series on multiplying movements, we offer a critique of this pervasive methodology.
The sexual revolution did not cause the sexual revolution. In this week's episode, Sean and Russell interview Carl Truman and beg him to help us make sense of his book The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self.
Church Planting Movement practitioners teach missionaries to look for the "Person of Peace." These individuals, they claim, act as Spirit-prepared gatekeepers to non-Christian communities. But is this concept taught to us in scripture, as they claim? Continuing our series on multiplying movements, we offer a critique of this pervasive methodology.
Have we slandered those who use Church Planting Movement methodologies? In this episode, we discuss the feedback we've gotten on our current series. Why are some of our listeners telling us that our description of multiplying movements is accurate, while others are telling us we've attacked a straw man? Listen to find out.
Where do Church Planting Movements and Disciple Movement paradigms originate? While these terms may be new, many of the ideas behind them aren't. In this episode, we trace the theological roots of Multiplying Movements back to the advocates of revivalism in the 19th century.
Books mentioned: Conversion, by Michael Lawrence: https://www.9marks.org/books/conversion/
Missions, by Andy Johnson: https://9marks.myshopify.com/collections/building-healthy-churches-series/products/missions