Crossing Cultures With Jesus

I think if found it! In just a few short days I will be leading a group of 20 college students on a short term mission trip to Uganda. For many of the students this is their first mission trip, and for a whole bunch of them it’s the first time they will ever stepContinue reading “Crossing Cultures With Jesus”

The Story That Chooses Us (Themelios)

The new issue of Themelios is now out – you can download it for free as a pdf or (for a short time) free for Logos. In this issue you will find a lot of engagement with Adam, the Fall, and Original Sin. You will also find reviews of some interesting books like Thomas F.Continue reading “The Story That Chooses Us (Themelios)”

Jonah & The Vine

I have spent the last few weeks studying the book of Jonah for our series at Soma, Chasing Rebels… The first week we kicked things off with the notion that God pursues rebels like you and me. Today I want to jump forward to the end of the book – after Jonah has complained aboutContinue reading “Jonah & The Vine”

Undaunted for the Sake of the Gospel!

This February 27th – Piper, Platt, DeYoung, and Anyabwile will be putting on a conference about reaching the unreached people groups for the gospel. Its bound to be good! The best part is that its free to simulcast! Is Satan winning? Between the growing hostility to Christianity in America and the troubling reality of unbeliefContinue reading “Undaunted for the Sake of the Gospel!”

Get Your Story Straight!

We’ve all been in situations where somebody was obviously lying to you, and they couldn’t keep their story straight. Their sequence of events are all off, they can’t remember who was there, they can’t remember any details, etc. At that point you just want to look the person square in the eyes – and sayContinue reading “Get Your Story Straight!”

What do Kids Really Want?

This last week I made my way through Kara Powell’s new book The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family – a book that contains a lot of research on creating sticky faith and even more practical tips on building lasting faith into kids. One chapter that really caught my attention was her chapter on “ServiceContinue reading “What do Kids Really Want?”

Unfaithful

It is widely recognized that we Christians in the US (at least in the coastal regions & big cities) live in a post-Christian world. We live in a world where Christianity is no longer the central institution of society, we live in a world where rival ideologies abound. In such a world Christians are goingContinue reading “Unfaithful”

Prayer and Mission

I  am prone to action. I am prone to “do – do – do.” I am prone to taking matters into my own hands and hoping that God will bless what I am doing. This is especially true of me when it comes to being on mission and doing evangelism. I want to create aContinue reading “Prayer and Mission”

The Gospel Knows No Frontiers

Last week I read through a book called Dispatches from the Front – Stories of Gospel Advance in the World’s Difficult Places. The book follows Tim Keesee as he travels the world, telling stories of the bold faith and sacrificial bravery that many of our brothers and sisters portray as they face challenges for beingContinue reading “The Gospel Knows No Frontiers”