The One True Church (Doesn’t Guilt or Hurt Others)

I made a friend a couple of years ago. Before I knew it she became a Jesus follower and, within the past year, has already read the entire Bible and is starting it again. She is kind, good, and passionate about her walk. She loves others well and does what she can to serve. She […]

Jesus for 2020?

I added a frame to my Facebook profile recently proudly stating Jesus for 2020. And then it got me thinking, am I serious about that?  It sounds really good but what if it means: doing away with the death penalty and dissolving our military and defense programs because I’ll be too busy loving my enemies […]

The Most Audacious Verse in the Bible

Imagine telling a first century Jew that they don’t really know what God is like. Or, even to go a step further, imagine telling them that no one has ever seen God. They would be quick to object! Christians who know their Old Testament may even be sympathetic to these objections. What about Adam? He […]

The Rebellion of Father’s Day

Another Father’s Day is upon us and I can’t help but think of my dad and his rebellious lifestyle: As a popular high-school football player he decided to spend his life telling others about Jesus. As a young preacher he switched pulpits with one of his close friends, a young, African American preacher. In the […]

What Do We Know of Holy

  A young woman preaches grace and truth and receives death threats from other Christians. College students are hurt by their school and then wounded even more on social media by other Christians. A preacher spends weeks agonizing over a sermon, praying it will bring glory to God and encourage the Kingdom only to be […]

Disponible

“It’s not our ability that will make a difference in the lives of others. It’s our availability.” -Phil Sanders   I was blessed to spend a week in Mexico recently.  My group of seven from Western Kentucky joined with a group from the Sunset International Bible Institute’s Adventure in Missions program (my all-time favorite ministry […]

Who is my Neighbor?

    I was trying to get the attention of one of the kids at school the other day but the student wasn’t responding. At first, I thought he was in his own little world. Then as I said his name a bit louder, I decided he was flat out ignoring me. As I got […]

Peeking At Jesus

After nearly fifty years, I assume that the statute of limitations has run out. I can now admit it: I was a prayer peeker. That’s right. I would open my eyes during prayers. Not just any prayers, but the prayers said during church services in the main auditorium. That despite having been taught in Sunday […]

The Mission of God: Missions Leaders Gather to Plan, Equip and Mobilize

By most estimates, there are nearly 3 billion people in the world today who have never heard the name of Jesus Christ. There are 87 countries in the world where less than 2% of the population is Christian. And here in the United States, the opportunities are plentiful to share the Good News of Jesus […]