Another Option

Recently, among Evangelical Christians, there has been much discussion about an important book by Rob Dreher, The Benedict Option. The book contains his recommendations of how Christians should live in what he labels a “Post-Christian Nation” His suggestions appeal to the life and work of St. Benedict. I first heard of this idea when it […]

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Gods of this Age

What lessons can those of us living in a hyper-modern world learn from a missionary anthropologist who wrote about primitive folk religion and animism? Several years ago, missionary anthropologist Paul Hiebert wrote an important article, “The Flaw of the Excluded Middle.” The article sought to explain how the worldview of Animists should determine missionary strategy. […]

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Christianity in Difficult Days

REPOST(TOP 10 POST OF YEAR) #8 This is the first in a multi-part series exploring how Christians can live missionally in difficult times These are the times that try men’s souls. These words open up Thomas Payne’s pamphlet, “The American Crisis.” Now, I am not going to pretend to know what it was like in […]

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Christianity in Difficult Days, Part 3

This is the third and final post in our series about living on mission in difficult days. You can read the other posts here: (pt 1)  (pt 2)  The other day I was part of a conversation that reminded me once again of the difficult times in which we live, and the confusion about what […]

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Missions in the Madness

In the midst of one of the most controversial presidential campaigns in recent memory, a question that should be asked is: “What is a Great Commission Christian to do?” Sure, we can find blogs and podcasts, and well-meaning friends, telling how to vote, or not to vote. That is fine. It is probably even necessary. […]

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