The Things We Won’t Give Up

What is Jesus worth? In 2009, my family and I left the U.S. moved to France on our way to Morocco. We knew that very few men and women there have had a chance to hear the good news that Jesus died to save them, so our plan was to move there, start a business,Continue reading “The Things We Won’t Give Up”

What is the Mission of God?

That is a question I’ve been noodling on for a bit recently. On the one hand, for many Christians, it’s such a simple question. Perhaps John 3:16 or Matthew 28:18-20 comes to mind. And I think that’s totally appropriate. The problem really comes when you get into circles where we often make things more difficultContinue reading “What is the Mission of God?”

I host a Podcast

Friends, it has been quite a long time since I posted. There have been many family occurrences as well as work that have gone into that, but probably the greatest factor is that I overthink it. So, to ease back in, I want to share a little bit about some things I’ve been working on.Continue reading “I host a Podcast”

The Falling Leaves of Doctrine and the Root of Unbelief

I have a metaphor in my mind that I want to share. Would love your feedback on it – all 3 of you who will read this! I see you. We have a tree that’s dying in our front yard…there is nothing that we can do about it. Even if we spent thousands on it,Continue reading “The Falling Leaves of Doctrine and the Root of Unbelief”

Christian Parents, give this gift to your children

What is the best gift parents can give their children besides the Gospel?  This question came home forcefully to me recently.  I had a friend say, “my parents don’t know the Lord, and part of the tragedy is that I see them making the same mistakes again and again, now for 40 years.  They areContinue reading “Christian Parents, give this gift to your children”

The Problem with “It’s a Gospel Issue”

Perhaps you’ve heard someone say recently, “this is a gospel issue.” Maybe it was said about a secondary or tertiary theological topic like baptism or church leadership. Maybe it was said about a social issue, such as race or creation care. Connecting anything to the gospel means we need to be clear with what weContinue reading “The Problem with “It’s a Gospel Issue””

9.5 Theses for 21st Century Christian Thinking

I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t mind a break from the craziness in the US surrounding political, social, and ethnic debates. There’s so many people using the same terms, but meaning different things. There’s so many folks talking past each other. There’s elements that are trying to foment unrest on all fronts. InContinue reading “9.5 Theses for 21st Century Christian Thinking”

Lessons from the Global Church in this American Moment

This could easily turn into a book length post, or a series, but for now I want to keep it short and offer up some thoughts to help answer this question. I believe the global church has much to offer us as we walk through this divisive and contentious days. Here are 6. Holiness forContinue reading “Lessons from the Global Church in this American Moment”

Announcement: PhD Acceptance

I wanted to share that I have been accepted into the PhD in Christian Mission program at Southern Seminary. Thankful and excited to be further equipped to serve Christ and His Church around the world! Would love your prayers for growth, understanding, wisdom, and fruit that lasts! I have had a few folks ask, “WhyContinue reading “Announcement: PhD Acceptance”

Does God Care? Comfort in Crisis

Hey friends, I hope you are all doing well.  No doubt, you find yourself in some sort of scenario you weren’t expecting.  This coronavirus outbreak has all of us at least, somewhat, quarantined.  Perhaps it also has us wrestling with the Lord in these days.  As the number of folks near to us, whether aContinue reading “Does God Care? Comfort in Crisis”