How Our Calendar Helps with Evangelism

“What is Easter? I have never heard of it before.” This question shocked me. Who hasn’t heard of Easter? I was sitting in a class in Germany. My wife and I had been studying German for several months with people from all over the world. The teacher announced that the class would not meet Friday […]

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Losing Two Missionaries: How Should we Pray?

Yesterday, Southern Baptists lost two missionaries. According to reports I have seen, Randy and Kathy Arnett were killed in an automobile accident in the Democratic Republic of Congo. I have known, and worked with, Randy and Kathy for several years as they worked to develop theological education opportunities for African pastors. While we all know […]

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Mayhem and the Mission

This is an adaptation of an earlier blog post that can be found here. Links to other articles for further reading included below. Our country has been once again rocked by an act of savagery beyond the scope of our imagination. Questions swirl. Politicians seek policy answers. Parents struggle to answer questions from their children. […]

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On the Changing President of the IMB

By now, most would have heard that Dr. David Platt has asked the trustees of the International Mission Board (IMB) to begin searching for a new president. (Click here for news story) For many, this news comes as a shock. For some, it may even be a point of frustration and fear. The IMB is, […]

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This is Love

Hey Everyone, here is a Hint: Valentine’s Day is this week — Wednesday to be more specific! Well, now that that PSA is out of the way, let’s get down to business. What does Valentine’s Day have to do with missions? Here are a couple thoughts. 1. Love is the driving force for missions. Why […]

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Making 2018 a Missionary Year

I am not a huge fan of New Year’s Resolutions. They always seem to be good ideas that fail within a few months. On the other hand, I am a huge fan of taking advantage of the changing calendar for reassessment and re-alignment. When I was in high school, I did a little surfing on […]

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How Long, O Lord

When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slaughtered because of the word of God and the testimony they had given They cried out with a loud voice: Lord, the one who is holy and true, how long until you judge those who live on […]

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Mayhem and the Misson

Our country has been once again rocked by an act of savagery beyond the scope of our imagination. Questions swirl. Politicians seek policy answers. Parents struggle to answer questions from their children. Pastors search the scriptures for a sermon. These days test the hearts and minds of all thinking and feeling human beings. As we […]

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Crescent Project National Conference

In the book Firefall 2.0, Alvin Reid and Malcom McDow discuss Jonathan Edwards’ “marks of a true movement of God. The first two marks are: When the operation is such to raise their esteem of that Jesus who was born of the Virgin, and was crucified … and seems more to confirm and establish their […]

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