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The Missions Podcast

By Alex Kocman & Scott Dunford

The Missions Podcast exists to answer hard questions about theology, missions, and practice to help goers think and thinkers go. We are conservative, evangelical, and gospel-centered. We think missions should be about the glory of God, the salvation of people, and the establishing of Christ's church to be salt and light in every culture. Every Monday, Scott Dunford and Alex Kocman dive into questions of contextualization, the local church, strategy, the implications of our theology, and best practices for senders, and goers alike. The Missions Podcast is powered by ABWE International, a conservative, evangelical missions agency with a force of about 1,000 workers serving across 70 countries with a focus on evangelism, discipleship, and church planting. The views expressed by the hosts are solely theirs and do not represent the views of ABWE and its partner churches and missionaries.

  1. 1.
    How Much Do the Unreached Know? Natural Revelation and Evangelism07/22/2019
    42:29
  2. 2.
    Brad Buser on Tribal Religion, Contextualization, and Disciple-Making Movements07/14/2019
    45:41
  3. 3.
    Longevity and Endurance in Church Planting: Bob Trout Shares07/07/2019
    35:44
  4. 4.
    Benjamin Vrbicek: Don’t Just Send a Resume to a Church—Or a Missions Agency07/01/2019
    45:24
  5. 5.
    Are Honor and Shame the Keys to Cross-Cultural Evangelism?06/23/2019
    40:05
  6. 6.
    Your Questions (Finally) Answered: Mailbag Episode06/16/2019
    47:21
  7. 7.
    Rachel Jankovic on Identity, Christian Women, and the Mission Field of Motherhood06/09/2019
    56:09
  8. 8.
    Faithfulness or Pragmatism? Andy Johnson on Methodologies06/02/2019
    39:37
  1. 9.
    Fouad Masri on What Christians Get Wrong About Reaching Muslims05/27/2019
    37:06
  2. 10.
    Should Missions Be ‘Radical’ or Ordinary? Michael Horton Answers05/19/2019
    48:33
  3. 11.
    Why Aren’t We Talking About ‘Gospel Privilege’? Chad Vegas Answers05/13/2019
    36:50
  4. 12.
    Dean Inserra on How to Reach America’s Most-Underrated Mission Field05/05/2019
    43:40
  5. 13.
    Culture: When to Bend, When to Break—Kenneth Nehrbass Explains04/28/2019
    42:03
  6. 14.
    Do We Need to Redefine Unreached? Matthew Bennett Answers04/21/2019
    42:54
  7. 15.
    What Every Missionary Needs to Know About Lament: Mark Vroegop Explains04/15/2019
    40:43
  8. 16.
    Muslim Refugees Meeting Christ: Darren Carlson on ‘Jesus in Athens’ Documentary04/08/2019
    41:13
  9. 17.
    The Life of the Missionary Mind04/01/2019
    49:19
  10. 18.
    Tom Ascol and Jared Longshore on the Priority of Preaching, God’s Sovereignty, and Discernment03/24/2019
    41:27
  11. 19.
    Should We Stop Sending Indebted Missionaries? Luke Womack on Student Loans03/18/2019
    42:17
  12. 20.
    Why You Should ‘Adult’ Before Pursuing Missions: A Chat With Lori McDaniel03/10/2019
    35:16
  13. 21.
    The Number One Reason Missionaries Go Home03/03/2019
    43:20
  14. 22.
    A Biblical Theology of Spiritual Warfare and Missions02/25/2019
    42:59
  15. 23.
    Micah Fries: What Christians Should Know About Islam in North America02/18/2019
    43:31
  16. 24.
    Paul Maxwell on What Missionaries Should Know About Trauma02/11/2019
    53:17
  17. 25.
    Fighting Abortion in Ukraine With the Gospel: Holly Friesen on Medical Missions02/04/2019
    32:25
  18. 26.
    Missions and the Need for Deeper Women: Karen Swallow Prior and Anne Kennedy01/28/2019
    31:56
  19. 27.
    Breaking Down Cultural Walls to Reach Muslims: Mariya Dostzadah’s Story01/21/2019
    46:39
  20. 28.
    Porn: the Killer of Missions—With Benjamin Vrbicek01/14/2019
    35:23
  21. 29.
    Danny Akin on Mobilizing Millennials — and Young Men01/07/2019
    40:59
  22. 30.
    How to Think Like a Missionary: David Doran Jr. on Missional Living12/31/2018
    43:55
  23. 31.
    What Are Worldviews and How Do They Change? John Mark Yeats on Paul Hiebert12/24/2018
    41:53
  24. 32.
    How Many Unreached Are There Really? A Chat on Statistics With Justin Long12/17/2018
    45:07
  25. 33.
    Special Episode: Scott’s Transition and Church Planting in Silicon Valley12/13/2018
    44:19
  26. 34.
    What Is Gospel-Centered Missions?12/10/2018
    33:48
  27. 35.
    John Chau: Missions, Methodology, and Martyrdom12/03/2018
    52:09
  28. 36.
    Mere Hope: Jason Duesing on Missionary Hope in a Cynical Age11/26/2018
    35:58
  29. 37.
    Mentorship: the Missing Ingredient in Missions? With Marvin Brubacher11/19/2018
    32:54
  30. 38.
    Andrew Fuller: The Man Behind the Man Behind Modern Missions — With Travis Myers11/12/2018
    38:34
  31. 39.
    Church Planting in the Middle East Through Business as Mission11/05/2018
    45:16
  32. 40.
    Trauma, Sex Trafficking, and Gospel Ministry in India With Smita Singh10/29/2018
    40:31
  33. 41.
    How Missionaries Should Think About Economics With Matthew Arbo10/22/2018
    41:30
  34. 42.
    What Is a Missionary “Calling”? Caleb Suko Answers10/15/2018
    43:49
  35. 43.
    How Iran’s Underground Church Is Miraculously Growing10/08/2018
    37:50
  36. 44.
    What Is Life Really Like in a 99.9% Muslim Country?10/01/2018
    34:31
  37. 45.
    Tom Schreiner: What Is the Role of the Holy Spirit and Miracles in Missions?09/24/2018
    42:50
  38. 46.
    John Taylor: 5 Problems With Money, Nationals, and Helping That Hurts09/17/2018
    51:16
  39. 47.
    Conrad Mbewe: Combatting Prosperity Teaching in Africa09/10/2018
    45:04
  40. 48.
    Does Business as Mission Work?09/03/2018
    51:52
  41. 49.
    Serving Christ in Suffering: Jenn DeKryger on Togo and the Loss of Todd DeKryger08/27/2018
    37:57
  42. 50.
    John Morgan: Animism, Syncretism, and Witchcraft in West Africa08/20/2018
    32:57

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