I am privileged to be called by God. I consider it an honor to do His work and I do it with joy. But I also recognize that even joy-filled privileges are not painless. Continue reading To Obey Is to Sacrifice
I know that the birth, life, and death of Christ are the most incredible happenings in human history. Oh, what gifts! Therefore, it is never enough just to say how Jesus was born years ago. I have to say why it matters to me now. Continue reading Merry Mission: A Gospel-Sharing Opportunity
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
So where to next? Retirement on the beach somewhere?
“I’d say next is re-fire-ment!” Continue reading Interview with Allen Roth
Over the past few years, I’ve felt a tension growing inside of me. This tension has led me to ask this question: What does it look like for two-kingdom Christians to engage in and show concern for their communities and countries? Continue reading Why I’m Thinking About Voting
My four-year-old nephew knows that gardens are good, and rabbits are not. Rabbits who come hopping into the backyard to munch his mother’s garden are, in his own words, “badder than false preachers!”
False preachers don’t always come into our backyards and brazenly munch at our theology. But they do come to public platforms and bookshelves with some convincing arguments, some personal testimonials, and some Bible verses to back them up. Continue reading American Gospel: Christ Alone
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?
Have you ever tried to intentionally forget hurtful things that happened? Continue reading Forgetful Forgiveness
If Scripture is so central to our understanding of God, how do we value it practically? How do we allow it to have its full effect on us? Continue reading Three Ways We Can Value Scripture
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