Archive for the ‘About Radical’ Category

  1. More That’s Happened in 2014

    Posted on December 16th, 2014 by Jonathan


    Last week, we thanked you for giving to Radical and highlighted all the ways your generosity has sustained the ministry of Secret Church. But in a lot of ways, Secret Church is only the tip of the iceberg. Here are a few of the things God has allowed us to be a part of this past year. Thanks, again, for giving. We literally couldn’t do this without you.

    • Resource Library: Providing audio, video, and transcribed teaching from David Platt, along with accompanying resources (message notes, family worship guides, small group guides), FREE of charge
    • Radical Intensive: 96 leaders from 39 different churches studying The Local Church and Global Disciple-Making
    • Radical Together Podcast: a free podcast from David Platt every two weeks
    • Translated Resources: Added Thai, French, Farsi, Amharic, Vietnamese, bringing the total to 12 languages
    • Websites: Utilization and maintenance of, and their respective blogs and social media outlets.
    • Moody Radio: A daily message broadcast called Radical with David Platt

    “He commands us to follow Him everywhere, and sometimes that means getting into the terrible, disgusting places where the lost are. Your messages help us focus on God’s work and following Him into those places in people’s lives. So, I guess, I just wanted to say thank you and to encourage you to continue to air the Radical Together podcast, as many of us ‘on mission’ still need the daily reminder to stay ‘on mission’ because the fields are indeed white for harvest. Thank you and may God bless you and your family as you transition to your new role.” – Sarah

  2. Thank You for Giving to Radical

    Posted on December 9th, 2014 by Jonathan


    Thank you for your support. When you purchase items in our Store or make a donation to our ministry, Radical is able to serve the body of Christ in many different ways.  Here are a few of the ways your support has been used and how people have benefited, specifically when it comes to Secret Church.

    • With your help we facilitated our fourteenth Secret Church gathering this past year, which was simulcast to 60,000 people from 80 countries.
    • We developed a new Small Group Discussion Guide to accompany Secret Church 14.
    • We’ve continued to make Secret Church resources available in our Resource Library free of charge.

    “I’m from Colombia, South America. I live in a little town that only has a couple sound doctrine churches, and one day searching on the internet for a way to do discipleship and good resources, I found Secret Church. I’ve been nurtured, and I’ve been able to teach what God, through David, has taught me in Secret Church. I’m thankful to God for all He is doing through this ministry. God’s Word is being known all over the World for the sake of His name. Praise God! “ – Daniel

    “I attended Secret Church 2014 because my friends from college invited me to join them. I’m extremely blessed to have had this opportunity as an international student, and hope I can introduce this ministry to people from my country. Even though I didn’t know what it was or what to expect, my experience was AMAZING!!! I learned too much to process in one day, but I’m looking forward to delving deeper into the Word and the teachings and to grow in my faith… I am definitely going to make sure I’m back next year!!!” – Chamapuwa

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    Last week, it was announced that Pastor David was appointed president of the International Mission Board (IMB). We posted a video in which David explains how the Lord led him to this role and what that means, but we want to be even more clear about what this means for Radical.

    While there will be some obvious changes in the nature of Pastor David’s work, Radical’s role as his resource ministry will largely stay the same. Whether you’re new to Radical or you’ve been following us for some time, here are some things you can expect in the future:

    • Radical will continue to serve as a source for all of his material, spoken and written, and will likely even expand with new features such as a regular podcast from David.
    • Past sermons and Secret Church studies will continue to be available in our online resource library.
    • We will still provide translation resources in 6+ languages.
    • The Radical store will still make books, Secret Church study guides, and more available for sale.
    • We’ll continue to regularly post on the Radical and Secret Church blogs.
    • Pastor David will continue to teach new Secret Church simulcasts.
    • Multiply will go on at
    • David Platt is unwavering in his commitment to the local church as the primary means for missions.

    If you benefit from Radical’s ministry (any of our various facets), don’t go anywhere. We aren’t.

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    Pastor David’s Ministry Transition and the Future of Radical

    Posted on August 27th, 2014 by David Burnette

    This morning the trustees of the International Mission Board (IMB) of the Southern Baptist Convention elected Pastor David Platt to be the IMB’s 12th president. (For more on this announcement, see our previous post). So what does that mean for Radical, Secret Church, and related resources and events?

    Here’s a nine-minute video in which Pastor David talks about the Lord’s leading in this ministry transition as well as the future of Radical:

    Radical will continue to be the resource ministry for David Platt’s preaching and teaching. You’ll still be able to access sermons (both past and present), and we’ll continue to offer resources such as: a regularly updated blog, translation resources into 6+ languages, Secret Church events and resources, Multiply, etc. We’re also thinking through the potential for new resources, such as a regular podcast.

    Please be in prayer for Pastor David, for the IMB, and for Radical as we seek to continue to serve the church in carrying out Christ’s mission.

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    Support Radical Through AmazonSmile

    Posted on July 14th, 2014 by Radical

    tumblr_mnh25vNOvI1st5lhmo1_1280-1If you use to make purchases, we wanted to make you aware of their new initiative called AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile allows you to give 0.5% of every AmazonSmile eligible purchase to the charity of your choice, and Radical is included as one of those charities.

    Once you go to AmazonSmile, simply click on the Search button and type Radical, Inc.–that’s us. You don’t have to be an Amazon Prime member to participate. Go here to get answers to FAQ’s about AmazonSmile.

    To be clear, we are not hereby endorsing Amazon or any of its policies or positions, but if you’re already using the site to make purchases, we’d be grateful if you would consider including Radical as a way to partner with us in providing biblical resources at little to no cost.

  6. We’ve got Проповеди in Russian!

    Posted on June 25th, 2014 by Jonathan

    Translation: sermons … we’ve got over 135 sermons in Russian! We’ve also got 12 full Secret Church studies. And they’re all free!

    Here’s some more about Russian …

    • “Russian is spoken by about 170 million people as a first language. It is a second language for additional 100 million in the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (the former Soviet Union) and of Eastern Europe.” (
    • “Closely related to Russian are the other East Slavic tongues, Ukrainian (also called Little Russian or Ruthenian) and Belarusian (or White Russian).” (
    • “Russian is the 8th most spoken language in the world by number of native speakers and the 7th by total number of speakers.” (
    • “It is the most geographically widespread language of Eurasia and the most widely spoken of the Slavic languages.” (
    • Famous Russian authors include: Leo Tolstoy, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Ivan Turgenev, and Nikolay Gogol.
    • “There are over 100 minority languages spoken in Russia today.” (BBC)
    • “The first Russian Bible to be successfully printed and widely distributed was the Elizabeth Bible of 1751.” (
    • Здравствуйте = Zdravstvuyte = Hello
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    Why David Platt Uses The Word “Radical”

    Posted on June 4th, 2014 by Jonathan

    From Pastor David’s sermon, The Gospel and the Rich, on February 9, 2014 …

    I want to be clear: using this word is not intended to distinguish radical Christianity from some other brand of Christianity. It’s intended to show that biblical Christianity–true, authentic Christianity–is inevitably radical Christianity.  For you and for anyone in this room to come to Jesus means to lay down your life and your possessions and your pursuits and your family and your future–your everything–to surrender to him. Jesus never calls a person to partial, casual discipleship … cultural discipleship. There’s one option: radical discipleship. It’s the surrender of everything you have and everything you are to Jesus. 

    So to every Christian in this room, to every follower of Christ, you have surrendered the right to determine the direction of your life. You do not determine where you live. You do not determine how you live.  You do not determine how you spend your money. You have relinquished that right.  He determines all of these things. Your role, and my role, is not to consider what he says and then decide what we think about it. Your role, and my role, is to listen and obey. He’s Lord.

  8. Free Resources in 官话 (Mandarin)

    Posted on May 14th, 2014 by Jonathan

    Did you know…

    • Standard Chinese is generally referred to as “Mandarin.”
    • At nearly one billion, more people speak native Mandarin than any other language in the world.
    • Experts group 8-9 similar dialects under the label “Mandarin.”
    • Mandarin is spoken in most of northern and southwestern China.
    • It wasn’t until the 1800s that any attempts to translate the Bible into Chinese were made
    • “Hello” = “你好” = “nǐ hǎo”
    • Some of Pastor David’s sermons are being translated into Mandarin and carried here.
    • Radical has translated over 135 sermons and 5 full Secret Church topics into Mandarin … and we’re not stopping yet…

    Information and statistics gathered HERE and HERE.

  9. Partnering with Radical

    Posted on December 19th, 2013 by David Burnette

    Radical’s Executive Director Jim Warren talks about partnering with us…

    With Christmas just around the corner, we wanted to take a few moments to thank you for your partnership and support of Radical and the ministry of Pastor David Platt. We are grateful for all God has done these past three years as He has used your prayers, encouragement, and financial support for the spread of the gospel and the upbuilding of the church.

    We would honored if you would consider partnering with us financially in the coming year.  It’s your support that helps us continue to offer free resources and host catalytic events. You can give to Radical online by going here, or you can mail your donation to:

    5511 HWY 280, Suite 215
    Birmingham, AL  35242

    Thanks again for considering us in your end of year giving. We covet your prayers for 2014.


    The Radical Team


  10. Buy a T-Shirt and Help Provide Free Resources

    Posted on December 6th, 2013 by Jonathan