Why Missionaries Go to Dangerous Places

Why Missionaries Go to Dangerous Places

During a conversation about the recent political crisis in Afghanistan, a child said, “When I grow up, I want to be a missionary to Afghanistan.” He didn’t understand the implications of his choice,...

His Fountain, His Touch

His Fountain, His Touch

I hung up the phone and sat down to process what I just heard. The caller, a close friend of mine, was severely questioning his decision to join a full time outreach program his church was...

Church: God’s Only Plan

Church: God’s Only Plan

Although the Church may be suffering from the effects of political idolatry, sex scandals, and lethargic members, we must never forget the view that Paul and Jesus had of the Church. They did not...

Unattached

Unattached

In June 2019, we rented a little yellow house from a man with thirteen children. It didn’t require a logic degree to know that our lease would be temporary. No surprise—a year and a half later, a...

To Stop

To Stop

In 2020, l learned what it meant to stop. Although I love action and have no room for laziness, the events surrounding the COVID crisis taught me to value stepping back from my pursuits long enough...

Christmas, The Soul-Winner’s Opportunity

Christmas, The Soul-Winner’s Opportunity

Like many traditions surrounding Christmas, the month of Advent has been skewed and cheapened by meaningless calendars and empty traditions. But some believers are still able to observe the Advent...

Right? Wrong? Or Different?

Right? Wrong? Or Different?

Have you ever experienced something so far from what you were used to that you didn’t know how to respond? We all have a circle built around us that we call our comfort zone. We function best within...

Don’t Flee Like a Bird

Don’t Flee Like a Bird

Does the coming year scare you? Do you find yourself wondering how you could escape if things get a lot worse? If so, you’re in good company. Many (including myself) have been watching with horrid...

The Sanctity of Rest

The Sanctity of Rest

This summer, I spent a week at rest a full ten hours away from my prolific bean patch. We went to Indiana to spend a rare visit with my parents. While there, I enrolled my children in swimming...