J. D. Greear, pastor of The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, has long-standing interest in Islamic people groups. Recently, as he finished reading Collin Hansen and John Woodbridge's A God-Sized Vision: Revival Stories that Stretch and Stir, he closed the book and wondered, "'Where are all the revival stories in Islamic counties?" They remain to be written by God.

Greear talks with Mark Mellinger from TGC about his desire and vision for church planting among Muslims. But they also talk about a number of other issues---including denominations and church planting and how to evaluate success in a numbers-oriented culture. He provocatively says, "We may have too many books that have gospel in the title, but we don't have enough books that have gospel at the center." And he tells us about his work on a new book that tell us "stop asking Jesus into your  heart." I'll let him explain.

[audio:http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/tgc/files/2012/05/JDGreear.mp3]

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John Starke is lead pastor of All Souls Church in the Upper West Side of Manhattan. You can follow him on Twitter.

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John Starke is lead pastor of All Souls Church in the Upper West Side of Manhattan. You can follow him on Twitter.

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