Summer 2018 Missions Opportunity

Nomad Truck Venture Interested in learning more about exploring a mission opportunity to the nomadic people groups of Central Asia? The below information is a collaboration between The Nomadic Peoples Network and Frontier Ventures and could potentially be a “defining trip of your life”. If you are a back packer, adventurer, camping enthusiast, or entrepreneur […]

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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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The Other Prodigal Son

In Luke 15, Jesus depicts God’s compassion for the lost by telling one long story with three chapters. The last of these is popularly called “The Parable of the Prodigal Son.” We all know the story of a young son who dishonors his family by claiming his inheritance while his father was alive and then […]

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Life As a Mission Trip

When our daughter and son were 15, each respectively left the country on a mission trip, Josh to Costa Rica, and then Hannah to Thailand a few years later. They have since been on many, and Josh has led more than one as a student pastor. Have you ever been on a mission trip? If […]

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Musings and Meditations

The Gospel is not how people get to heaven. The Gospel is how people get to God. John Piper Why Missions? This question haunts me, and maybe it haunts you too. When we think about the financial cost, the personal sacrifice, the family separation, not to mention the physical danger, the question makes sense. If […]

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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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The Weekly Amen

What 9Marks Purists Should Know About Church Planting At 9Marks, we’ve long appreciated those with whom we have the most important things in common, yet disagree with us constructively (Prov. 27:6). This article by Ed Stetzer is an example of putting that appreciation into practice. We hope you’ll benefit from him, just as we have. […]

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ON THE 2017 MEETING OF THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION

This week several thousand Southern Baptists will gather in Phoenix, Arizona for the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention. The gather is both a business meeting as well as a showcase for SBC ministries.   Baptist historian, Leon McBeth wrote: The “delegates” who met in Augusta, Georgia, in May 1845 to form the Southern […]

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