I have become aware of the incredible work the organization does around the world–much more, it turns out, than distributing bar soap and a soccer ball at Christmas time. Continue reading Operation Christmas Child: More than Shoeboxes
Within the first several centuries after Christ, there was a thriving church in North Africa. It was the home of influential church fathers like Origen, Tertullian, and Augustine. Today, it’s a completely different story… Continue reading How Will They Hear Unless We Speak Their Language?
Whether you live in an apartment complex, or surrounded by cows and squirrels, we have something in common: neighbors. Continue reading The Gospel Next Door
Brimming with Scripture, personal stories, and good writing, this book is a poetic primer on a concept she names “radically ordinary hospitality.” Continue reading Book Review: The Gospel Comes with a House Key
You can offer one thing to a stranger that no one else can – your friendship. Continue reading Scaling Cultural Walls
Are you awake? Are you like the servants preparing for His return… Continue reading Living in Light of Eternity
It was in 2012 when Charlie Craig and David Mullins walked into Masterpiece Cakeshop and asked Phillips to design a cake for their same-sex union. He, declined their request, explaining it went against his Christian beliefs. Continue reading Reclaiming our Freedom of Speech
Recently, I joined a group of students who were asked to share about Christianity in an “Interfaith Dialogue” with a group of about twenty Buddhist monks at a nearby temple in Chiang Mai, Thailand. An interesting discussion developed as the lead monk explained the Buddhist foundation for morality.
His moral foundation was not unlike that of many, if not most, Americans today. This discussion led to the students sharing four supporting reasons for biblical faith, beginning with morality. Continue reading Four Arguments for God
Have you ever read a book just because it seemed popular? That’s why I read “Fool’s Talk.” I kept seeing it on “recommended reading” lists and my curiosity was aroused. I didn’t know what to expect since this was the … Continue reading “Fool’s Talk” Book Review
The good news: you can get there from right where you are! The task of preparing for effective, long-term, cross-cultural service is huge, but not impossible. Continue reading You Can Get There From Here