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 professor of Christian Ministry at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. He is the author of several books and may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or found on-line at www.jdpayne.org and @jd_payne .
Mission in Revelation
This episode ends season 8 of Strike the Match. Revelation not only concludes the New Testament, but takes readers back into the Old Testament. John draws deeply from Torah and the Prophets to provide a vision of what was and is to come. Churches were struggling to remain faithful to the mission of God. They […]
Mission in the General Epistles
Few scholars have written on the topic of mission in the General Epistles. In this episode, I discuss how these epistles address the mission of God to bless the nations. These writings offer a glimpse into some of the struggles of the early Church. The authors were much concerned with the holiness and righteous living […]
Mission in the Pauline Epistles – Part 2
The Pauline literature is a deep reservoir of information related to God’s mission in the world. I continue in this episode with the discussion of mission in the Pauline Literature. Here we encounter additional sub-themes of how God brings blessing to the nations with: 1) A Plan – Planting Local Kingdom Communities; 2) A Process […]
Mission in the Pauline Epistles – Part 1
In part one of this two-part study, I address mission in the Pauline Literature. Pauline Literature is a deep reservoir of information related to God’s mission in the world. This episode addresses four sub-themes related to mission. The blessing of the nations comes through: 1) A Man – Paul’s Conversion and Calling; 2) A Message […]
Mission in Acts
In this episode, I address the mission of God in Acts. This book reveals how the story of God’s glory through relationship and blessing continues, starting with the Jews and extending to the Gentiles. The Messiah ascends. The Spirit is poured out. The last days arrive. Jew and Gentile must repent and believe before the […]
Mission in the Gospel of John
The fourth Gospel has a great deal to say about mission. One scholar noted, “the Fourth Gospel’s focus is not on God’s mission per se, but on his mission through Jesus and on Jesus’ mission through his followers.” In this episode, the blessing of the nations shows up in three manifestations. John notes the blessing […]
Awesome First Season
Awesome first season. Extermely helpful and educational. Look forward to next season.
This is a great podcast. As someone who desires to be a missional leader, this podcast is a much needed connection to all things great commission. Thank you for your work.
Great Stuff on Church Planting and Missions
I really appreciate Dr. J. D. Payne and his work with this podcast. He has great guests that cover the spread of his primary topic. I love it.