Do you remember your childhood well? Do you remember playing in your yard by yourself or in your neighborhood with your friends? I certainly do. I remember playing soccer in my back yard imagining myself playing in the championship game of the World Cup or catching the game winning pass in the Super Bowl. Or […]

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“The sun sets fast here!” I have heard that phrase from many first-time mission trippers to Middle Earth; you know, that beautiful country named for the invisible line that circles the Earth at its beltline. In fact, you hear it a lot in places closest to the equatorial zones of the planet. The reason is […]

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A Parable A young man starting out in life was given a key to a treasure house. The room was filled with piles and piles of gold coins. Some of the coins were counted and neatly stacked, others were in bags, but many more were just piled in the corners. He soon discovered that he […]

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Those of you who follow me on social media, or who have been in prayer meetings with me, know that I have been extremely burdened about the crisis in Venezuela. I was in Ukraine a few years ago and was scheduled to fly from there to Venezuela. I was overjoyed to be in Ukraine as […]

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This article is part of a series on missions and the local church. We trust that this series will encourage both faithfulness to Christ’s bride and obedience to the bride’s mission. “How should my church do short-term missions?” Pastors, missions pastors, or local church missions committees that desire to involve their church in short-term missions opportunities should probably […]

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This article is part of a series on missions and the local church. We trust that this series will encourage both faithfulness to Christ’s bride and obedience to the bride’s mission. Do you remember the Machine Gun Preacher? Nothing says missions like a machine gun and rippling muscles, right?  However, thinking about Sam Childers makes me consider how […]

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This article is part of a series on missions and the local church. We trust that this series will encourage both faithfulness to Christ’s bride and obedience to the bride’s mission. When Christ commanded us to “make disciples of all nations,” he was not commissioning a select few, but all of his followers, to be engaged in […]

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