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Strike the Match with J. D. Payne is a podcast devoted to matters related to missions, innovation, and leadership. Each episode challenges listeners to be students of both God's Word and God's world.



Reflecting on his first transatlantic flight, Charles Lindbergh said, "I was astonished at the effect my successful landing in France had on nations of the world. To me, it was like a match lighting a bonfire." While we are not in the aviation business, it is our hope each podcast will be transformational, informational, and inspirational as you labor for the five billion who have not heard of Jesus!



J. D. Payne (Ph.D.) is an Associate Professor of Christian Ministry at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. He is the author of several books and may be contacted at jd.payne@samford.edu or found on-line at www.jdpayne.org and @jd_payne .

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Strike the Match with J. D. Payne is a podcast devoted to matters related to missions, innovation, and leadership. Each episode challenges listeners to be students of both God's Word and God's world.



Reflecting on his first transatlantic flight, Charles Lindbergh said, "I was astonished at the effect my successful landing in France had on nations of the world. To me, it was like a match lighting a bonfire." While we are not in the aviation business, it is our hope each podcast will be transformational, informational, and inspirational as you labor for the five billion who have not heard of Jesus!



J. D. Payne (Ph.D.) is an Associate Professor of Christian Ministry at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. He is the author of several books and may be contacted at jd.payne@samford.edu or found on-line at www.jdpayne.org and @jd_payne .

    John Ferch on Climate Change and Mission

    John Ferch on Climate Change and Mission

    The topic of climate change makes the news everyday. Yet, few within the missions community are talking about this matter. John Ferch is an exception. I recently attended the annual Evangelical Missiological Society where I listened to John give a presentation on his experience in Alaska. He provided a fresh and unique perspective, one I […]

    • 23 min
    Craig Ott–The Church on Mission

    Craig Ott–The Church on Mission

    Craig Ott is my guest on this episode of Strike the Match. Craig is a professor of Mission and Intercultural Studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. We talk about ecclesiology and missiology as we focus on Craig’s book The Church on Mission: A Biblical Vision for Transformation among All People. The Church is central to […]

    • 26 min
    Understanding the Muslim Mosaic, Gene Daniels and Warrick Farah

    Understanding the Muslim Mosaic, Gene Daniels and Warrick Farah

    Gene Daniels and Warrick Farah are my guests on this episode of the podcast. Many of us are familiar with the Five Pillars of Islam and the faith’s generalities learned in our comparative religion classes. However, our world is comprised of a Muslim mosaic not a monolithic Islam. My guests and I talk about understanding […]

    • 24 min
    Gregory Cochran, Persecution in the Bible and around the World

    Gregory Cochran, Persecution in the Bible and around the World

    The first Sunday in November marks the Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. On this special episode of Strike the Match, Dr. Gregory Cochran is my guest. Greg is a professor of theology at California Baptist University and author of Christians in the Crosshairs: Persecution in the Bible and around the World. We discuss […]

    • 28 min
    Jon Hirst – Reflections on Innovation and Mission

    Jon Hirst – Reflections on Innovation and Mission

    The gospel has often advanced on the wings of Kingdom innovation. While the Church is not in the business of getting a better product to market faster than the competitor down-the-street, Spirit-led innovation is a divine blessing and necessity in a radically changing world. Jon Hirst, Director of Program Innovation at SIL International, is my […]

    • 26 min
    Nik Ripken on Learning from Believers in Persecution

    Nik Ripken on Learning from Believers in Persecution

    My guest in this episode is Nik Ripken, missionary, author, and founder of Nik Ripken Ministries. Ripken is one of the world’s leading experts on the topic of Christian persecution and missions. His travels have taken him to 72 countries where he has interviewed over 600 believers living in persecution. His writings include The Insanity […]

    • 24 min

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