Crossing Cultures in Scripture

Years ago I took a class on The Biblical Theology of Mission with Charles van Engen at Fuller. We basically ran (it sure felt like running) through the whole bible looking at “mission” everywhere it appeared for 10 quick weeks. Our final assignment was to write a paper taking one missiological issue and trace theContinue reading “Crossing Cultures in Scripture”

The Trinity Among the Nations: The Doctrine of God in the Majority World

Theology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries has been marked by two trends. The first is a revival of Trinitarian theology. This trend has attempted to place the Trinity at the center of theology and church life. The second is a turn towards the majority world. It has been well documented that inContinue reading “The Trinity Among the Nations: The Doctrine of God in the Majority World”

Johnny Mac on Developing Leaders

Now – if you know me, you know that I am not John MacArthur’s biggest fan. (Surprise surprise!) However, this short video by him about leadership development is so good, I can’t help but share it. MacArthur is absolutely right, strong churches will have a huge influence for God in this world, but strong churchesContinue reading “Johnny Mac on Developing Leaders”

ECI Guatemala Trip

On November 18th-November 22nd a team from ECI traveled to Guatemala City to lead Roca de Ayuda Ministries’ annual pastors conference. While in Guatemala the ECI team was able to make some important connections with local pastors who share the same vision for biblical equipping of other pastors. Relationships were developed and friendships were made,Continue reading “ECI Guatemala Trip”

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”

Apostolic Church Planting

Church planting is en vogue. You can find books upon books on the subject and even conferences on the topic that draw 1000’s of attendees. (I have to admit my favorite one of these conferences is Exponential.) But most church planting isn’t planting in the biblical sense. Yes it’s the start of new congregations, whichContinue reading “Apostolic Church Planting”

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!”

Top Ten Books of 2014

Christmas is the best time of the year to make lists! Santa Claus is checking his list of kids who were naughty and nice, deciding which kids are going to get presents and which kids are going to get coal. The nice kids are making lists of toys they want. (God bless the greedy littleContinue reading “Top Ten Books of 2014”