As I walked the late-night streets of New York City, looking for the nearest subway ride home, I asked God to give me opportunities to shine the light. I didn’t have to wait long for Him to answer my prayer. Continue reading What I Learned On A Late Night Subway Train
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
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
We are surrounded by the poor. They are everywhere. They are us. Yes, as broken people part of a broken system, we are poor. Until we understand this, we cannot provide others with effective, long-term help. Continue reading Book Review: When Helping Hurts
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