Yesterday, September 11, was in our thoughts. Many of us were remembering where we were seven years ago, how we first learned of the attacks, and how much the world has changed since then. That date will live in our memories for the rest of our lives as the day the world changed for us. […]

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The brain drain takes many forms. This term refers to a phenomenon that occurs when the brightest and best individuals from one culture leave to be educated in another. This usually occurs because the recipient culture is more advanced, resulting in better educational opportunities. For decades, the flow of the brain drain has been from […]

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I just returned from another mission trip to Peru. I took a team of folks from our church to minister in and around Cusco. The trip was one of the most challenging trips I have led, but not because of anything like a rugged, isolated, or primitive environment. Rather, the challenges were of other kinds […]

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Traditions color most of our lives. They make it easier to walk through all of the events of life without having to think through every major step. We find traditions in every culture. They are rituals of passage, initiations into manhood such as Bar mitzvahs among Jews, or into womanhood such as quinceañera celebrations among […]

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How do you make an unreached people group? How do you make an unchurched region? How do you facilitate a retreat from great missions advance? If the history of missions teaches us anything, it teaches us that all you have to do is leave a people alone after they have been reached with the gospel. […]

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  Which do you think sounds better; which do you prefer? We may not be at the point of renaming the region, but if forces currently at work continue unabated, the Islamification of Central and South America could become a reality. For the first time, leftist Latin American governments and encroaching Muslim schemers give credence […]

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Has anybody seen our missionary heroes? Has anyone heard a dynamic, riveting missions sermon lately? Who can name ten contemporary, outstanding missionary role models under fifty? Where have they gone? Why are they so scarce? I was talking with a colleague recently and asked him to name the most motivational missions preachers of our day. […]

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