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The Missions Podcast

By Alex Kocman & Scott Dunford

The Missions Podcast answers hard questions about theology, missions, and practice to help goers think and thinkers go. We are conservative, evangelical, and gospel-centered. The Missions Podcast is powered by ABWE International, a missions agency with a force of about 1,000 workers serving across 70 countries with a focus on evangelism, discipleship, and church planting.

  1. 1.
    Was Adam a Missionary? Matthew Newkirk on the Creation Mandate and Missions10/18/2020
    44:33
  2. 2.
    Know Your Place: How to Identify and Study Your Mission Field10/11/2020
    50:59
  3. 3.
    Throwback: The Greatest Injustice With Chad Vegas10/04/2020
    39:14
  4. 4.
    American Gospel or Biblical Gospel? Sean DeMars on the Danger of Prosperity Preaching09/27/2020
    44:25
  5. 5.
    Evangelize or Civilize? C.J. Moore on William Carey09/20/2020
    46:48
  6. 6.
    Are International Churches Missional? Scott Zeller on Pastoring Expats09/13/2020
    42:59
  7. 7.
    Brooks Buser Answers: How Dare Missionaries Seek to Convert?09/06/2020
    34:34
  8. 8.
    Critical Theory, Post-Colonialism, and Missions: Neil Shenvi on Social Justice08/30/2020
    1:22:28
  1. 9.
    Missions History in a ‘Cancel Culture’ Age: Jonathan Arnold Explains08/23/2020
    51:27
  2. 10.
    Tragedy in Beirut and What It Means for Missions: Pierre Houssney Speaks08/16/2020
    46:53
  3. 11.
    Is Netflix Killing Missions? Tony Reinke on Media and Technology08/09/2020
    44:28
  4. 12.
    Apologetics, Evangelism, and Revival in Norway: Nahum O’Brien and Edvard Moe Explain08/02/2020
    46:37
  5. 13.
    Should We ‘Follow the Science’ in Missions?07/26/2020
    36:56
  6. 14.
    Theological Famine in the Pacific Islands: Chris Bruno Speaks07/19/2020
    39:01
  7. 15.
    The Power of God in Missions07/12/2020
    48:24
  8. 16.
    How to Be a Next-Level Sending Church07/05/2020
    57:41
  9. 17.
    Before You Quit: Doug Gehman on Perseverance06/28/2020
    36:40
  10. 18.
    Disaster, Discipleship, and the Developing World: Smita Singh on Cyclone Ampham06/21/2020
    32:44
  11. 19.
    Sheriff Chris Swanson on Faith, Justice, and Missions06/16/2020
    25:53
  12. 20.
    Fearless Leadership in Fearful Days: Charles Smith Speaks06/14/2020
    51:37
  13. 21.
    Questioning Contextualization? With C.R. Wiley06/07/2020
    1:08:19
  14. 22.
    What Is Happening to China’s Uyghurs?05/31/2020
    49:45
  15. 23.
    Nathan Sloan on the Sacrifice of Sending05/24/2020
    45:29
  16. 24.
    Has COVID-19 Halted Global Missions? Paul Davis Answers05/17/2020
    40:39
  17. 25.
    The Biblical Way to Raise Support During Financial Crisis05/10/2020
    44:30
  18. 26.
    When the Church Can’t Gather: Pandemics, Persecution, and Worship on the Mission Field05/03/2020
    50:00
  19. 27.
    T4G20 Panel: The Local Church and the Nations04/28/2020
    2:03:36
  20. 28.
    Dr. Robin Hadaway on Reaching Folk Muslims04/26/2020
    53:24
  21. 29.
    What Does COVID-19 Mean for Medical Missions?04/19/2020
    47:17
  22. 30.
    Coronavirus and Plague: Lessons From Church History With Glenn Sunshine04/12/2020
    55:36
  23. 31.
    God’s Law or Sharia? 40 Questions About Islam With Matt Bennett04/05/2020
    54:30
  24. 32.
    Serve in Place: Missions in a Pandemic03/29/2020
    54:43
  25. 33.
    Paul Davis: Why the Gospel Must Be ‘Preached’03/22/2020
    47:20
  26. 34.
    Soleimani, Iran, and the Gospel03/15/2020
    42:22
  27. 35.
    Is Christianity a ‘Western Religion’? The Ancient Path in Asia03/08/2020
    46:16
  28. 36.
    Special Episode: How Does Coronavirus Affect Missions?03/03/2020
    33:56
  29. 37.
    From Africa to the Abortion Clinic: Anthony Mathenia on Suffering and the Sovereignty in Evangelism03/02/2020
    44:52
  30. 38.
    Can Soldiers Become Missionaries? Rich Culp on Military Ministry02/24/2020
    39:20
  31. 39.
    How Do Chinese Christians Think? Diane Poythress on the Church in Asia02/17/2020
    47:16
  32. 40.
    The Tragic Fruit of Liberalism in Missions: Mark Tatlock Explains02/10/2020
    57:26
  33. 41.
    Translating the Bible in 40 Weeks? Dan Kramer on Bible Translation Methods02/03/2020
    50:41
  34. 42.
    Mailbag: Finishing the Task, Counting Converts, and Defining the ‘Call’01/27/2020
    1:01:03
  35. 43.
    Presuppositional Apologetics in Missions: Vern Poythress Explains01/20/2020
    44:31
  36. 44.
    Reaching Ferguson, Missouri: Chris Brown on Urban Church Planting01/13/2020
    36:33
  37. 45.
    Insider Movements: Definitions and Dangers With Matthew Bennett01/06/2020
    54:27
  38. 46.
    Throwback: Is Every Christian a Missionary? Matthew Ellison and Denny Spitters Answer12/30/2019
    53:54
  39. 47.
    Bonus Episode: The Government Shall Be Upon His Shoulder12/24/2019
    10:00
  40. 48.
    Disagreeing Agreeably: An Honest Discussion on Separation, Fundamentalism, and Cooperation with Josh Teis12/23/2019
    41:08
  41. 49.
    Children: An Overlooked Mission Field? Taylor Lassiter on Children’s Ministry Overseas12/16/2019
    46:52
  42. 50.
    Should Emotions Motivate Missions? Jonathan Edwards, David Brainerd, and Religious Affections With Ryan Martin12/09/2019
    47:27
  43. 51.
    Panel: Why Marketplace Missions Matters But Isn’t a Silver Bullet12/02/2019
    1:04:12
  44. 52.
    Engaging the Cults With Summer Jaeger11/24/2019
    51:09
  45. 53.
    The Life of the Missionary Wife: Heather Farran on Motherhood on the Field11/18/2019
    43:00
  46. 54.
    A Theology of Language: Dr. Vern Poythress Speaks11/11/2019
    51:48
  47. 55.
    Is All Theology Cultural? Biblical Authority and Contextualization11/04/2019
    37:07
  48. 56.
    Why Europe Needs Missionaries: Jonathan Kleis on Reaching Roman Catholics in Italy10/28/2019
    50:04
  49. 57.
    Disciple-Making Movements: A Critical Discussion With Dr. Glenn Sunshine10/20/2019
    1:00:47
  50. 58.
    C.R. Wiley on Missions, the Household, and the Cosmos10/14/2019
    41:35
  51. 59.
    Why Theology Must Shape Mission: A Chat With Zane Pratt10/07/2019
    45:28
  52. 60.
    Christopher Yuan on Holy Sexuality and the Gospel09/30/2019
    51:57
  53. 61.
    Why Character Matters in Ministry: Paul Davis on Knowing Christ09/23/2019
    38:35
  54. 62.
    What Happens When Missionaries Get Kicked Out? John Klaassen Answers09/15/2019
    31:49
  55. 63.
    Michael Foster on the Crisis of Masculinity and Missions09/09/2019
    57:38
  56. 64.
    Special Episode: What Do the Hong Kong Protests Have to Do With Missions?09/02/2019
    46:20
  57. 65.
    Race, Evolution, and Missions: Charles Ware Speaks08/26/2019
    49:53
  58. 66.
    Brooks Buser on the Urgency of Eternity and the Dangers of Pragmatism08/19/2019
    47:31
  59. 67.
    Is ‘Marketplace Missions’ Sustainable? Mark Silvers Talks Mobilization08/12/2019
    27:46
  60. 68.
    What Missionaries Need to Know About the Faith and Works Debate: Chris Bruno on Justification and the Missiology of Paul and James08/05/2019
    30:50
  61. 69.
    What Is the Mission of God’s People?07/29/2019
    36:58
  62. 70.
    How Much Do the Unreached Know? Natural Revelation and Evangelism07/22/2019
    42:29
  63. 71.
    Brad Buser on Tribal Religion, Contextualization, and Disciple-Making Movements07/14/2019
    45:41
  64. 72.
    Longevity and Endurance in Church Planting: Bob Trout Shares07/07/2019
    35:44
  65. 73.
    Benjamin Vrbicek: Don’t Just Send a Resume to a Church—Or a Missions Agency07/01/2019
    45:24
  66. 74.
    Are Honor and Shame the Keys to Cross-Cultural Evangelism?06/23/2019
    40:05
  67. 75.
    Your Questions (Finally) Answered: Mailbag Episode06/16/2019
    47:21
  68. 76.
    Rachel Jankovic on Identity, Christian Women, and the Mission Field of Motherhood06/09/2019
    56:09
  69. 77.
    Faithfulness or Pragmatism? Andy Johnson on Methodologies06/02/2019
    39:37
  70. 78.
    Fouad Masri on What Christians Get Wrong About Reaching Muslims05/27/2019
    37:06
  71. 79.
    Should Missions Be ‘Radical’ or Ordinary? Michael Horton Answers05/19/2019
    48:33
  72. 80.
    Why Aren’t We Talking About ‘Gospel Privilege’? Chad Vegas Answers05/13/2019
    36:50
  73. 81.
    Dean Inserra on How to Reach America’s Most-Underrated Mission Field05/05/2019
    43:40
  74. 82.
    Culture: When to Bend, When to Break—Kenneth Nehrbass Explains04/28/2019
    42:03
  75. 83.
    Do We Need to Redefine Unreached? Matthew Bennett Answers04/21/2019
    42:54
  76. 84.
    What Every Missionary Needs to Know About Lament: Mark Vroegop Explains04/15/2019
    40:43
  77. 85.
    Muslim Refugees Meeting Christ: Darren Carlson on ‘Jesus in Athens’ Documentary04/08/2019
    41:13
  78. 86.
    The Life of the Missionary Mind04/01/2019
    49:19
  79. 87.
    Tom Ascol and Jared Longshore on the Priority of Preaching, God’s Sovereignty, and Discernment03/24/2019
    41:27
  80. 88.
    Should We Stop Sending Indebted Missionaries? Luke Womack on Student Loans03/18/2019
    42:17
  81. 89.
    Why You Should ‘Adult’ Before Pursuing Missions: A Chat With Lori McDaniel03/10/2019
    35:16
  82. 90.
    The Number One Reason Missionaries Go Home03/03/2019
    43:20
  83. 91.
    A Biblical Theology of Spiritual Warfare and Missions02/25/2019
    42:59
  84. 92.
    Micah Fries: What Christians Should Know About Islam in North America02/18/2019
    43:31
  85. 93.
    Paul Maxwell on What Missionaries Should Know About Trauma02/11/2019
    53:17
  86. 94.
    Fighting Abortion in Ukraine With the Gospel: Holly Friesen on Medical Missions02/04/2019
    32:25
  87. 95.
    Missions and the Need for Deeper Women: Karen Swallow Prior and Anne Kennedy01/28/2019
    31:56
  88. 96.
    Breaking Down Cultural Walls to Reach Muslims: Mariya Dostzadah’s Story01/21/2019
    46:39
  89. 97.
    Porn: the Killer of Missions—With Benjamin Vrbicek01/14/2019
    35:23
  90. 98.
    Danny Akin on Mobilizing Millennials — and Young Men01/07/2019
    40:59
  91. 99.
    How to Think Like a Missionary: David Doran Jr. on Missional Living12/31/2018
    43:55
  92. 100.
    What Are Worldviews and How Do They Change? John Mark Yeats on Paul Hiebert12/24/2018
    41:53
  93. 101.
    How Many Unreached Are There Really? A Chat on Statistics With Justin Long12/17/2018
    45:07
  94. 102.
    Special Episode: Scott’s Transition and Church Planting in Silicon Valley12/13/2018
    44:19
  95. 103.
    What Is Gospel-Centered Missions?12/10/2018
    33:48
  96. 104.
    John Chau: Missions, Methodology, and Martyrdom12/03/2018
    52:09
  97. 105.
    Mere Hope: Jason Duesing on Missionary Hope in a Cynical Age11/26/2018
    35:58
  98. 106.
    Mentorship: the Missing Ingredient in Missions? With Marvin Brubacher11/19/2018
    32:54
  99. 107.
    Andrew Fuller: The Man Behind the Man Behind Modern Missions — With Travis Myers11/12/2018
    38:34
  100. 108.
    Church Planting in the Middle East Through Business as Mission11/05/2018
    45:16
  101. 109.
    Trauma, Sex Trafficking, and Gospel Ministry in India With Smita Singh10/29/2018
    40:31
  102. 110.
    How Missionaries Should Think About Economics With Matthew Arbo10/22/2018
    41:30
  103. 111.
    What Is a Missionary “Calling”? Caleb Suko Answers10/15/2018
    43:49
  104. 112.
    How Iran’s Underground Church Is Miraculously Growing10/08/2018
    37:50
  105. 113.
    What Is Life Really Like in a 99.9% Muslim Country?10/01/2018
    34:31
  106. 114.
    Tom Schreiner: What Is the Role of the Holy Spirit and Miracles in Missions?09/24/2018
    42:50
  107. 115.
    John Taylor: 5 Problems With Money, Nationals, and Helping That Hurts09/17/2018
    51:16
  108. 116.
    Conrad Mbewe: Combatting Prosperity Teaching in Africa09/10/2018
    45:04
  109. 117.
    Does Business as Mission Work?09/03/2018
    51:52
  110. 118.
    Serving Christ in Suffering: Jenn DeKryger on Togo and the Loss of Todd DeKryger08/27/2018
    37:57
  111. 119.
    John Morgan: Animism, Syncretism, and Witchcraft in West Africa08/20/2018
    32:57
  112. 120.
    Lucy Peabody: The Groundbreaking Pioneer Missionary You’ve Never Heard of08/13/2018
    27:44
  113. 121.
    Josh Daggett on Personal Evangelism and Prayer08/06/2018
    53:24
  114. 122.
    Racial Reconciliation and Multiethnic Church Planting in South Africa07/30/2018
    30:02
  115. 123.
    Chris Bruno: Biblical Theology Versus Systematic Theology in Missions07/23/2018
    34:03
  116. 124.
    Paul Davis: Why Missionaries Must Be Theologians07/16/2018
    38:24
  117. 125.
    What is God doing in China? Steve Schirmer Answers07/09/2018
    47:53
  118. 126.
    Zane Pratt: Are Explosive Disciple-Making Movements Really Healthy?07/02/2018
    36:52
  119. 127.
    Collin Hansen: Social Justice, Racial Reconciliation, and Missions06/25/2018
    46:36
  120. 128.
    Church Planting: Multiethnic or Homogeneous Units?06/18/2018
    55:31
  121. 129.
    Is LGBT the Next Mission Field?06/11/2018
    41:03
  122. 130.
    Jared C. Wilson: Why Missionaries Need the Gospel Too06/04/2018
    46:23
  123. 131.
    India, Sex Trafficking, and the Gospel05/28/2018
    47:57
  124. 132.
    How Does Hospitality Fuel Mission?05/14/2018
    36:50
  125. 133.
    How Can We Prevent Missionary Burnout?05/07/2018
    36:56
  126. 134.
    Barnabas Piper on Ministry Kids, Curiosity, and Identity04/30/2018
    48:46
  127. 135.
    T4G Panel on Theological Training in Missions04/23/2018
    1:11:38
  128. 136.
    God’s Sovereignty, Human Responsibility, and Missions04/16/2018
    36:46
  129. 137.
    Charles Smith on Missions Leadership “For the Church”04/09/2018
    48:16
  130. 138.
    The Kingdom of God and the Authority of the Great Commission04/02/2018
    32:16
  131. 139.
    The Gift of Singleness in Missions: an Interview With Lina AbuJamra03/26/2018
    57:21
  132. 140.
    How to Understand and Reach Hindus03/19/2018
    46:22
  133. 141.
    How Should Christians Engage Other Religious Texts?03/12/2018
    47:20
  134. 142.
    Where Did the Gritty Missionaries Go? David Joannes on Missionary Motivations03/05/2018
    41:49
  135. 143.
    When Everything Is Missions… (Nothing Is): A Chat With Denny Spitters and Matthew Ellison02/26/2018
    51:36
  136. 144.
    Karen Swallow Prior on Engaging Postmodern Culture02/19/2018
    45:18
  137. 145.
    Suffering and Sovereignty in the Rohingya Crisis02/12/2018
    40:02
  138. 146.
    Dan DeWitt on Apologetics, Missions, and Suffering02/05/2018
    42:35
  139. 147.
    How to Raise Missions-Minded Children01/29/2018
    31:36
  140. 148.
    How the Gospel Transforms Cultures: Vishal Mangalwadi on William Carey01/15/2018
    43:17
  141. 149.
    How to Be a “World Christian”01/01/2018
    28:41
  142. 150.
    Lori McDaniel on Being a “Rebel” Like Lottie Moon12/18/2017
    32:50
  143. 151.
    How Much Contextualization Is Too Much?12/11/2017
    57:44
  144. 152.
    Paul Davis on the Pastor as Mobilizer12/01/2017
    31:34
  145. 153.
    Dan Dumas on Adoption, Foster Care, and Missions11/27/2017
    39:29
  146. 154.
    How to Build a Sending Church Culture11/13/2017
    34:52
  147. 155.
    Why Should Missionaries Care About the Reformation?10/31/2017
    35:11
  148. 156.
    Did the Reformers Believe in the Great Commission?10/30/2017
    32:32
  149. 157.
    Why You Should Stop Sending Short-Term10/16/2017
    37:30
  150. 158.
    What’s Wrong With Missions Agencies10/10/2017
    44:30

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