Clay Messengers

Clay Messengers

Two pottery bowls jostled shoulders in my Ghanaian kitchen—a mortar and a fruit bowl. The mortar looked raw, freshly-kilned, and had little aesthetic appeal. Its orange-red abrasiveness was rough...

Missions and Smartphones

Missions and Smartphones

America used to be on a honeymoon with e-tech. People loved the social connectivity that Facebook brings, the efficiency of mobile calendars and email, and instant access to information with Google....

Comfort? Or Love?

Comfort? Or Love?

When I came back from two years in Africa, I sat down with an older, much wiser man for some advice. One of the things he told me right away was; “I think it’s right for a young man to lay up...

Are You Fishing or Hunting?

Are You Fishing or Hunting?

Jesus said in Matthew 4:19, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” But sometimes we hunt instead of fish. What is the difference? A hunter corners his quarry, flushes it out, and pounces...

When Relevance and Truth Perfectly Met

When Relevance and Truth Perfectly Met

“We Christians need to be open to others’ opinions,” the lady at Franklin & Marshall college park told me as I talked to her and some others about Jesus. “We shouldn’t judge people or be bigoted...

Living Water

Living Water

What do you think of when you think of living water? Maybe you think of a cool mountain stream rushing its way through mossy rocks. Maybe a majestic waterfall with white sheets of water cascading...

The World Knows God through Us?

The World Knows God through Us?

I am surprised at how many people, even total strangers from miles away, know me – or rather my son. It is not uncommon for me to hear “Borenyi mo tuto!” or “Noah’s dad! (Borenyi is Noah’s Gonja...