Panel DiscussionsWho On Earth Are We Talking About? Naming the Unreached and Unengaged

Summary

Thabiti Anyabwile, John Piper, Mack Stiles, Kevin DeYoung, and David Platt discuss and break down the common terms often used in the context of missions. What is a “missionary?” What specifically are “unreached” or “unengaged” people groups? What is the aim of missions? Join these brothers as they discuss and clarify these terms, challenging and encouraging one another along the way.

  • David Platt

    David Platt serves as pastor at McLean Bible Church in Washington, D.C. He is the founder and president of Radical, a resource ministry that serves churches in accomplishing the mission of Christ. Resources from David Platt and Radical can be found at radical.net.

    Books by David Platt include Radical, Radical Together, Follow Me,and Counter Culture, as well as the following volumes in the Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary series: Exalting Jesus in Matthew, Exalting Jesus in James, Exalting Jesus in 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus, and Exalting Jesus in Galatians.

    David Platt received his Ph.D. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Along with his wife and four children, he lives in the Washington D.C. metro area.

    Talk Title:
    Revelation: The Urgency of Eternity

  • John Piper

    John Piper is founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College and Seminary in Minneapolis. For 33 years, he served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church. He is the author of more than fifty books, and more than thirty years of his preaching and writing are available free of charge at desiringGod.org. John and his wife, Noël, have five children and twelve grandchildren.

    Talk Title:
    Romans: The Necessity of Missions

  • Kevin DeYoung

    Kevin DeYoung

    Kevin DeYoung is the senior pastor at Christ Covenant Church (Matthews, NC) and a professor at Reformed Theological Seminary Charlotte. Kevin holds a Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and is a PhD candidate at the University of Leicester. He is the author of several books, including The Ten Commandments, The Hole in Our Holiness, Crazy Busy, The Biggest Story, and Just Do Something. Kevin and his wife, Trisha, are expecting their eighth child in December, 2018.

    Talk Title:
    Samuel/Kings/Chronicles: The Greatness of God’s Glory

  • Mack Stiles

    Mack Stiles and his wife, Leeann, have traveled and lived many places before landing in Erbil, Iraq, in July 2017, including 15 years in Dubai, UAE. He’s the pastor of Erbil International Baptist Church. Over the years he’s been involved in university student ministry, church reform and church planting. Mack has authored five Christian books. The most current book is Evangelism: How The Whole Church Speaks of Jesus. Mack enjoys photography, snow skiing, and thinking through how to proclaim the Gospel of grace to those who haven’t yet heard whether next door or halfway around the world.

    Talk Title:
    Prophets: The Need for Repentance

  • Thabiti Anyabwile

    Thabiti is the church-planting pastor of Anacostia River Church (2015) in southeast Washington D.C. He is a native of Lexington, North Carolina. Thabiti holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in psychology from North Carolina State University. He is the author of  Reviving The Black Churchand The Gospel for Muslims: An Encouragement to Share Christ with Confidence. He is the happy husband of Kristie and the adoring father of three children. A former high school basketball coach and bookstore owner, he enjoys preaching, reading, sports, and watching sci-fi films.

    Talk Title:
    Genesis: Foundations for Missions

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