Scattered thoughts as I get into my last day in Ethiopia and then catch a plane for home: — I could eat Ethiopian food every day. — I love teaching in this culture. There is an eagerness to learn and an attention to the value of education I don’t always get to see in myContinue reading “Final thoughts from Ethiopia”
Seeing the fruit of ministry in a place like this, and praying for the multiplication of ministry beyond these two weeks, I have deep gratitude.
There are so many opportunities to be “anxious.” But these are not days to worry.
Missional is a word that seems more trendy than real. For me, it’s become more real than trendy.
Today’s reading for MULTIPLY discipleship is Romans 12. This passage fits perfectly following a very powerful day at our church. We had a great missions service in the morning with a packed out house. It’s Missions Emphasis, so it’s always exciting to hear what God is doing in the toughest places of the world. WeContinue reading “Living transformed lives”
Every week I spend time praying for the persecuted church around the world. Here is a great video on Egypt.
With the election over, I can put away my snarky hat (for the most part) and get back to other matters far more important. Beyond the “Alex from Target” and Taylor Swift issues of our day, and certainly WAY past the “War on Christmas” issues are the serious matters of prayer for what goes onContinue reading “Serious Prayer”
We insist on panic in areas that don’t need it. Ebola in America, for instance. We have completely ignored the heavier issue of West Africa… but what is that to us? While we panic over a handful possibly contracting the virus, we continue to ignore larger issues. ISIS is still tearing through Syria and IraqContinue reading “True crisis”
I’ve been home a week and have hit the ground running. It’s left me little time to reflect on the Ethiopia trip, as I had to dive right back into teaching here, getting up to speed on our church property and how the marketing of the property is progressing, etc. Preparing for Sunday, I’ve slowedContinue reading “Apprehended by Christ”
In the current tension between “radical” (via David Platt, Francis Chan, et al) and the case for the “ordinary” (latest from Michael Horton), there is some sort of balance to strike. We don’t want complacency in our lives, but we should learn something of the term Paul calls content. We don’t want our lives so setContinue reading “The ordinary radical”