When Refugees Move to Town

The following blog post is the transparent story of what I learned from my first interaction with a refugee to the US.  The purpose of this post is not to take a political stance. Rather, my desire is to “humanize” Read More …

Refugee and Immigrant Travel Ban| A Missional Response

“This is indeed a complicated situation. On this matter, the government and the church seem to have different god-given responsibilities and it appears that the church must disagree with the government, even though the government might be doing the right Read More …

The SBC Has a Baptism Problem – and It’s NOT What You Think

REPOST(TOP 10 POST OF YEAR) #2 The SBC has a baptism problem – and it’s not what you think it is.  For several years Southern Baptist leaders have noted and lamented a decline in baptisms.  To the degree that baptism Read More …

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 Read More …

Praying is Partnering in Missions

Believers in the States can often feel like they have no genuine role in the mission work that is happening in different parts of the world. They feel distant and disconnected—unable to contribute. Yet the Bible reveals a different reality, Read More …