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About Us: The Forerunner

By Jay Rogers
Published October 4, 2008

At this web site are articles from Christian newspapers published by university students from the United States, Russia, Ukraine, Latin America and China. We also host several web sites of related Christian organizations involved in promoting Revival in the Church and the Reformation of society.

The Forerunner is a grass-roots organization which is dedicated to the training of student interns to produce media. The Forerunner assumes an explicitly biblical worldview. Our long term goal is to bring all types of media under the Lordship of Jesus Christ. We are Christians who desire to see the kingdom of God advanced in the world through the media. In short, our goal is to help fulfill the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20) through the media.

Our Purpose

The Forerunner trains and equips young people worldwide to produce media so that they may impact and ultimately transform their own culture according to biblical principles. Our model on-line publication is The Forerunner, which provides information, articles and resources to other organizations who make up a world-wide network of publications and media proclaiming a victorious Christian worldview.

Here is a list of just some of the publications we have produced:

The Forerunner (1981-1994) was a publication with an emphasis on the reformation of society and biblical worldview. The Forerunner was published by Maranatha Ministries from 1981 to 1989. Most of the articles from 1987 through 1994 appear at this site. Contributing editors and correspondents from Russia, Ukraine, China, Latin America, South Africa, Turkey, Pakistan and many other countries wrote many of the articles. These are reports from young people who produced similar publications. You will be encouraged when you read the reports of what God has done to advance His kingdom in the earth in our day.

Predvestnik (The Russian language Forerunner), was produced in Kiev, Ukraine. This student run publication was founded in July 1991 and has played a significant role in bringing the Christian message to the former USSR. In its first seven years, Media House Ukraine produced 20 issues of Predvestnik and distributed over 400,000 copies throughout the former USSR, as well as other books and publications

The Mandate We worked with a ministry called Churches Serving Internationals to produce a newspaper, in English and Chinese, which reached Chinese students studying in the United States. The on-line version has made an impact on students and intellectuals throughout China.

El Campeón, a Spanish newspaper, was produced in cooperation with Champions for Christ (Campeones para Cristo) for Latin America. The goal was to sow the printed word in the high school and college campuses during evangelism outreaches in countries such as Peru, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Panama and Colombia. Some copies were even distributed in Cuba.

The Turkish Forerunner is an on-line collection of articles written and translated by a young minister from Turkey — a nation of 70 million people with less than 4000 church-going Christians. We are working together to build a Turkish language website that we believe will become significant since Christian literature is rare in this “gateway” nation to the Muslim world.

The Pakistani Forerunner is an outreach to the 270 million speakers of the Urdu language throughout the Middle East and the world. Although Urdu is widely spoken there are few Urdu language websites featuring Christian teachings. We are working with a young woman from Pakistan who has a burden to translate the best articles from The Forerunner.

The Vision

We live in a time in world history that promises to be significant for the goal of world evangelization. Never before has the Church had such a great opportunity to reach so many with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We believe that God himself has raised up a “forerunner” to reach many nations.

Today, God requires a new wineskin to hold the new wine that He is pouring out in the nations. As the Holy Spirit has directed the Church toward the great task of evangelizing the nations, we must pray that God will use us to fulfill this mandate. God himself has shown us through scripture that there will be a dramatic multiplication of ministry as Christians reach out with an increasingly international focus.

Instead of just having one publication, or attempting to build a media organization, we want to equip many to produce dynamic Christian media around the world. We will accomplish all this — and much more — as we multiply our vision into others. In turn, they will multiply what they know into even more lives – and on and on. Instead of being just “one” there will be many.

Support the World-wide Network!

You can support the world-wide network of publications proclaiming Christ’s victorious kingdom by donating to Media House International, a non-profit organization that has funded many of The Forerunner’s media projects since 1993. All donations to Media House International are tax-deductible. You can click on the DONATE button for more details.

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Frank Schaeffer Will You Please Shut Up! (Book)

High Quality Paperback — 200 pages

A Reasonable Response to Christian Postmodernism

Includes a response to the book Christian Jihad by Colonel V. Doner

The title of this book is a misnomer. In reality, I am not trying to get anyone to shut up, but rather to provoke a discussion. This book is a warning about the philosophy of “Christian postmodernism” and the threat that it poses not only to Christian orthodoxy, but to the peace and prosperity our culture as well. The purpose is to equip the reader with some basic principles that can be used to refute their arguments.

Part 1 is a response to some of the recent writings by Frank Schaeffer, the son of the late Francis Schaeffer. This was originally written as a defense against Frank’s attacks on pro-life street activism – a movement that his father helped bring into being through his books, A Christian Manifesto, How Should We Then Live? and Whatever Happened to the Human Race? These works have impacted literally hundreds of thousands of Christian activists.

Part 2 is a response to Colonel Doner and his book, Christian Jihad: Neo-Fundamentalists and the Polarization of America. Doner was one of the key architects of the Christian Right that emerged in the 1980s, who now represents the disillusionment and defection many Christian activists experienced in the 1990s and 2000s. There is still great hope for America to be reformed according to biblical principles. As a new generation is emerging, it is important to recognize the mistakes that Christian activists have made in the past even while holding to a vision for the future.

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The Beast of Revelation IdentifiedThe Beast of Revelation: Identified (DVD)

Who is the dreaded beast of Revelation?

Now at last, a plausible candidate for this personification of evil incarnate has been identified (or re-identified). Ken Gentry’s insightful analysis of scripture and history is likely to revolutionize your understanding of the book of Revelation — and even more importantly — amplify and energize your entire Christian worldview!

Historical footage and other graphics are used to illustrate the lecture Dr. Gentry presented at the 1999 Ligonier Conference in Orlando, Florida. It is followed by a one-hour question and answer session addressing the key concerns and objections typically raised in response to his position. This presentation also features an introduction that touches on not only the confusion and controversy surrounding this issue — but just why it may well be one of the most significant issues facing the Church today.

Ideal for group meetings, personal Bible study — for anyone who wants to understand the historical context of John’s famous letter “… to the seven churches which are in Asia.” (Revelation 1:4)

Running Time: 145 minutes

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The Four Keys to the Millennium (Book)

Foundations in Biblical Eschatology

By Jay Rogers, Larry Waugh, Rodney Stortz, Joseph Meiring. High quality paperback, 167 pages.

All Christians believe that their great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, will one day return. Although we cannot know the exact time of His return, what exactly did Jesus mean when he spoke of the signs of His coming (Mat. 24)? How are we to interpret the prophecies in Isaiah regarding the time when “the earth will be full of the knowledge of the LORD as the waters cover the sea” (Isa. 11:19)? Should we expect a time of great tribulation and apostasy or revival and reformation before the Lord returns? Is the devil bound now, and are the saints reigning with Christ? Did you know that there are four hermeneutical approaches to the book of Daniel and Revelation?

These and many more questions are dealt with by four authors as they present the four views on the millennium. Each view is then critiqued by the other three authors.

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Martin Luther: Digitally Remastered 1953 Classic (DVD)

“Here I stand … I can do no other!”

With these immortal words, an unknown German monk sparked a spiritual revolution that changed the world.

The dramatic classic film of Martin Luther’s life was released in theaters worldwide in the 1950s and was nominated for two Oscars. A magnificent depiction of Luther and the forces at work in the surrounding society that resulted in his historic reform efforts, this film traces Luther’s life from a guilt-burdened monk to his eventual break with the Roman Catholic Church.

Running time: 105 minutes

Special offer: Order 5 or more for $5 each.

Watch a clip from Martin Luther.

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