The book, With, by Skye Jethani is deeply challenging. As I read I realized the deep flaws in my thinking and living because I have this deep urge to “feel bad” and wish I could go back and start over. That arises from my warped view of how to live “for” God. The point isContinue reading “The manipulation of living “FOR” God”
I had the opportunity the other day to share about Isa. 49:6 and missions. Podcast is HERE.
The past few weeks have been witness to the loss of some giants of the faith in my life. We lost another one recently. I don’t know exactly when, but I just heard yesterday that one of my true heroes, Dwight Palmquist, passed away from brain cancer. He died in the Philippines, the country heContinue reading “The loss of heroes in the time of coronavirus”
Part of a hidden belief (or sometimes not so hidden) in American Christianity is that somehow coming to Christ will help some situation get easier. Or better. Or the bad situation will at some point go away. What if the circumstances don’t change?
I wish I knew how to format this across all the social media formats so it would like those crazy “click bait” stories that say something like… “What he saw when he opened the door shocked him…” Something like that.
Christ has come. He is God with us. No matter what part of the world, no matter the political mood, no matter the condition of the country, he is God with us.
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.