Calling out the Called

About 30 years ago, a wise pastor and a group of church leaders made a decision that literally changed my life, and the lives of tens of thousands of others. As I understand the story (I wasn’t there), the pastor believed that internal and external forces placed a limit on the church’s growth potential. The […]

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The Missionary Call

“To know the will of God, we need an open Bible and an open map.” William Carey We are all commanded to Go and Tell but it is the “to whom” and “to where” that we have to answer. Nik Ripken writes in his book The Insanity of Obedience that “Our conversations about call should […]

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An Introduction to my Old Friend

I am writing to introduce you to an old friend. I have known this friend for over 30 years, but recently he has become the victim of bullying, neglect, and even outright abuse. Together we have fought battles, endured trials, and won victories. Oh the places we have seen! Honestly, I owe a lot to […]

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