“I love to live on the brink of eternity.” David Brainerd What concerns you daily? Do you worry about finances, children, health, or a job? These concerns are all normal, yet we are frequently distracted by earthly issues and we ignore eternity. The Psalmist wrote: “My life span is nothing in Your sight. Yes, every mortal […]

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Mission Field North America

In a previous series, Defining Church Planting, we discussed the foundational and theological framework for the tasks of Church Planting in general. Today and in the following series of posts, the goal will be to take this foundation and begin to apply those principles when considering the North American context (US and Canada). Before we […]

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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” the issue in a way that may bring a bit of understanding to Christ followers.  […]

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Women’s Marches and Missions

This weekend, the nation witnessed a momentous occasion. Hundreds of thousands of women gathered in cities all across the United States and the world to peacefully assemble and march for women’s rights. I spent some time reading the signs women carried at the march. While I recognize that there are some signs that Christians cannot […]

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Generation SEND

Through Generation SEND, Southeastern Seminary and the College at Southeastern mobilized more students on mission than any other endeavor in the year 2016. The North American Mission Board (NAMB) partnered with Southeastern to provide an opportunity like no other to help students learn what it means to live life on mission in the cities of […]

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Friendship on the Field

REPOST(TOP 10 POST OF YEAR) #10 For missionaries, there is a common cliché “the only constant is change.” This statement could even be restated as “the only constant is difficulty,” as this reality often rings true on the mission field, at times on a daily basis! Preparations and debriefings alike seek to help missionaries—new and seasoned […]

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Hope for the Disillusioned West

Secular ideologies over the past several centuries have, by and large, failed to achieve their goals for Western society. David Bosch writes, “The dream of a unified world in which all would enjoy peace, liberty, and justice, has turned into a nightmare of conflict, bondage, and injustice.” The result has been profound disappointment and disillusionment […]

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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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