4 Verses for Cultivating Thanksgiving

The end of A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving always puts a smile on my face. Two things stand out. In the midst of a Thanksgiving feast, Charlie Brown and friends have popcorn and jellybeans on their plates. Such simple food, but it makes total sense for kids to have these foods at Thanksgiving. They are being thankful, so […]

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Too Much Hustle, Too Little Heaven

“The professionalization of the ministry is a constant threat to the offense of the gospel. It is a threat to the profoundly spiritual nature of our work. I have seen it often: the love of professionalism (parity among the world’s professionals) kills a man’s belief that he is sent by God to save people from […]

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9/11: A Missiological Reflection

I still remember where I was and what I was doing on that morning 16 years ago today. As my co-workers and I gathered around a television to see what was going on, we watched with a mix of confusion and horror as the second tower of the World Trade Center crumbled to the ground. […]

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From the Professor’s Desk

As you all know we desire to produce relevant biblical content regarding missions practices and theology for our growing readership. We have primarily focused producing great written content so far and this has help us get some great resources out for public consumption. Another way we want to communicate is through video, speaking about various areas […]

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“Where should I serve God?”

Psalm 42 is a consistent landing spot for me in my own personal devotions and in my counsel to others. For me, this Psalm is the stuff of life. Polished it is not. It is full of questions, confusion, and emotion. David expresses pain, sadness, and despair; yet, in the midst of this soul tsunami […]

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3 Missionary Loves

REPOST(TOP 10 POST OF YEAR) #6 In June of this year J. Robertson McQuilkin passed from life to life. McQuilkin was quite an extraordinary man. As a former president of Columbia International University and former missionary to Japan, he leaves behind a legacy of unshakable faith in the Lord. For those unfamiliar with McQuilkin, what […]

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4 Verses for Cultivating Thanksgiving

The end of A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving always puts a smile on my face. Two things stand out. In the midst of a Thanksgiving feast, Charlie Brown and friends have popcorn and jellybeans on their plates. Such simple food, but it makes total sense for kids to have these foods at Thanksgiving. They are being […]

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Diwali

The Hindu celebration of Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, begins Sunday, Oct. 30th. It’s a five-day celebration that holds deep significance for your Hindu friends, neighbors and co-workers. Here are a few things to know about Diwali: Lights and firecrackers are everywhere during this time. Diwali is a bright and loud celebration. […]

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Mirages on the Mission Field

I truly believe that people give themselves to trust in whatever they believe will give them life. In a previous post, I discussed inordinate loves and the missionary. If our loves are misdirected then we misplace our hope. On the mission field, there are many mirages, or illusions that promise life but end up leaving […]

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Missionaries need the Bible

At the risk of being labeled Captain Obvious, let me begin with a simplistic yet important statement: Missionaries need the Bible. Ministry is fulfilling, but it is also hazardous. Language, culture, and new experiences of spiritual warfare compound these hazards for the missionary. In the midst of long days and nights of ministry, missionaries often […]

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