Reflections from the Middle East Team

This Thanksgiving holiday, a team of 5 students, led by Dr. Mathias, spent their break in the Middle East sharing the gospel to those who have never heard it. The trip, taking place November 17-25, was an eye-opening experience for the team to the reality of the lostness over there and the importance of missions, […]

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Engaging Singles During the Holidays

When I was a child, my parents went to great lengths to ensure we had beautiful Christmas memories and fun family traditions. One tradition was that Christmas Eve was always an open invitation to people who had nowhere else to go. My mother would cook a Tex-Mex feast and invite the single professors from the […]

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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 thankful, so […]

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Alcohol: It’s about the Mission not Morality

REPOST(TOP 10 POST OF YEAR) #1 most viewed read post of the The use of alcohol among conservative Evangelicals has been in the news lately. Famous pastor confessed to abusing it as way of handling stress. Missiologist, Ed Stetzer, has observed that this new openness might come with an increase in similar issues.  (Click Link) […]

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Race and the Great Commission

“I’m a Christian and I think white Christians don’t care about my black life.” This was a raw but honest thought that weighed heavily on my mind this Summer of 2016. National news and social media were flooded with pictures, videos, hate filled tweets, and Scriptures addressing racial tensions in America, that were highlighted by […]

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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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Becoming a Great Commission Christian

*A version of this post was first published at www.thomrainer.com. Five times in the New Testament, Jesus gave us a version of the Great Commission (Matt. 28:18-20, Mark 16:15, Luke 24:45-47, John 20:21, Acts 1:8). Reaching the nations is clearly on God’s heart. To help you and your church move in the direction of God’s […]

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He is no fool to give up what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose -Jim Elliot Jim Elliot was a member of the famous missionary team to the Aucca Indians. He, along with several other missionaries were murdered by natives and his story is recorded in the book Through Gates of Splendor. […]

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