Dr. Michael Haykin is currently writing a series of articles for the state paper of Oklahoma Baptists on the 18th Century Great Commission Resurgence which launched the modern Baptist missionary movement. The Baptist Messenger is edited by the very capable Douglas E. Baker. The first two in the series are now online and others will be posted in the weeks ahead.
The first article looks at the conditions among 18th-century Baptists which made a Great Commission Resurgence necessary. The second article focuses on the the Prayer Call of 1784 which preceded the move of God which we know as the dawn of the modern missionary movement. It is hoped that these articles and the ones which follow might provide a historical perspective on a contemporary phenomenon, the Great Commission Resurgence of the Southern Baptist Convention.