Future Grace, Baby!
When I was pregnant with our first child it seemed like all of my related worries were shrouded in the mystery of the unknown. And now with our fourth child on the way, even in the midst of exuberant joy…Continue Reading
The Splendor of Holiness: Upcoming Children’s Conference
We know from Romans 6 that from the early days of the church there has existed a temptation to distort this gospel of God’s grace by deemphasizing God’s holiness. Which is tragic. It’s precisely God’s holiness that makes his grace…Continue Reading
Don’t Feel Qualified for Your Calling?
For the first forty years of his life, Moses lived in a place of strength. As a member of Pharaoh’s household he had social prestige, wealth (Hebrews 11:26), and youthful strength. When he became aware of and troubled by his…Continue Reading
Behind the Blog: Recent Catch-Ups
Citizens of Heaven
I spent a lot of my early years in Africa trying to create a home for my family. When packing, I agonized over how much of America to stuff into Ziplock baggies. I packed shoes in five sizes for the…Continue Reading
The Seamless Garment of Christian Mission
The tension in the air can feel thick enough to cut with a knife. It escalates to all-out war in some churches — the battle between living local and going global.
With limited time and resources and energy in any given…Continue Reading
Hospitality on Mission
How Much Is Left to Do in the Great Commission?
We should be dumbfounded at how doable the remaining task of world missions is. Before I show this, let’s clarify some definitions.
Missions is not the same as evangelism. Evangelism is sharing the gospel with any unbelievers, and that work…Continue Reading
Help Save the Ones Around You
Recently a healthy young woman went to see her doctor for a prenatal checkup on her baby girl. She had named her Madison.
Then she went to an abortion clinic to end her daughter’s life.
Four days later, this mom…Continue Reading