The Task Remaining

It is about 40 days after the resurrection of Jesus. Acts 1:3, tells us that Jesus used the time between His resurrection and His ascension back to the Father to teach His disciples more about the Kingdom of God. Near the end of this time, Jesus gave His disciples what is now popularly called the [...]

Empowering the Church

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Yesterday evening (New Years Day), I watched one of my favorite movies, End of the Spear. If you have not seen it, you need to. The movie centers on the events and aftermath surrounding the tragic loss of 5 missionaries in the Ecuadorian jungle in 1956 during an attempt to [...]

Importance of Indigenous Languages

One of the stickier issues in mission circles is the use of indigenous languages versus a second language such as English. One of the groups involved in this discussion is the Alliance for Vulnerable Mission (AVM). Among other things they advocate the use of indigenous languages whenever possible (which I happen to agree with as [...]

Book Review – Giving Wisely?

Martin, Jonathan. Giving Wisely: Killing with Kindness or Empowering Lasting Transformation? Sisters, OR: Last Chapter Publishing, 2008.

Generosity. How does one be truly generous? Is it merely a matter of giving money? Is there a right way and wrong to be generous? Is it possible to kill someone or something with generosity? These are some [...]

It’s All Your’s God – Psalm 89:11

For many people, the invention of glasses and contacts are both a blessing and the curse. They are blessing, in that they can be used to easily correct a wide variety of vision problems. They are a curse because they can become a nuisance to deal with every day of your life. One of the [...]

What is Your Role in Missions?

Jesus entrusted His disciples (and that includes us) with the mission to “make disciples of all the nations (Mt. 28:19)” and to be His “witnesses (Acts 1:8)” at home and to the very ends of the earth. While this end goal may be clear, the specifics of how this is to be accomplished are less [...]