We are in Chicago attending a theology conference, but also . . . raising awareness of our new ministry with Standing Stone Ministries, acting as babysitters and large toys for our grandchildren, visiting our daughters who still live in the area, admiring the work and wonder of my son-in-law and my daughter’s ministry to their … More Lending Books to Change the World
Those of you who know me know that I am an unabashed, constant propagandist for missionary biographies. There is such wonder and glory wrapped up in the stories of simple faithfulness, even amidst tragedy and heartbreaking loss. When faithful believers in obedience to Christ tell others of the wonder of the Savior and trust God … More Weep Over the Greatness of the Gospel
I had just finished a message on Deuteronomy 17:14-20, examining the command to the future Kings of Israel of their duty to be men of the Law–of the TORAH. I pointed out the three great results promised in verse 20 would only be gained by following the procedure of verses 18-19. I then suggested that … More Movement or Revival? What do we need?
UPDATE: Terry Ivy is a cancer survivor, a husband, a father, a pastor a lover of Christ, an early “BLOG Friend”, and one who has become a dear friend and prayer warrior to me. Though we have only been together in person twice, we have been companions in heart and he is holds a cherished … More Sometimes People Hear the Gospel by Accident
On the way to his first mission assignment, a fellow team member suffered the loss of his wife and child. Shortly after arriving, a European nurse died and his own wife gave birth to a still-born child while still en route to Burma (present-day Myanmar). Two years later, another child, their first son, died. Three years … More They Were Made of Sterner Stuff
On a morning when we woke up to yet another tragedy in Dallas, … On another morning when we were reminded that justice and peace are far from us, … On yet another day when our hope and confidence in the direction of our country has been shaken to the core, … Would you take … More Praise God with Me
Wednesday is for Prayer “There are only three kinds of Christians when it comes to world missions: zealous goers, zealous senders, and the disobedient.” —John Piper Question: I agree. Now how do we get the whole church on board with this reality? Answer: Whatever answer we give, MUST start with prayer (Luke 10:2).
Wednesday is for Prayer and Reflection I ran across a brilliant article from an Jamie Dunlop, associate of Mark Dever and Capital Hill Baptist Church. Jamie and Mark have recently co-authored a book, The Compelling Community: Where God’s Power Makes a Church Attractive. The article was titled, “3 Ways We Prevent the Gospel from Making Our Churches … More Things We Do that Prevent People from Hearing the Gospel
Weekend Musings It is important to remember the lessons of the past. All mission activity has not always been successful or benign. Sometimes, Western arrogance has accompanied our attempts to take the gospel to the world and sometimes, God, in His sovereignty, still works miracles. The following historical account is from Kairos Journal. Zulu Work … More Untold Stories of Missions and Gospel Power
Thursday is for Mission Recently, I had the honor and privilege of lending my voice to the ministry of VVMI (Vernacular Video Ministry International). Here’s the result. Pray for the translation and distribution of God’s word. Everywhere it goes, lives change for the better, destinies change for eternity. Fun fact: Opening shot on the video and … More Bibles for the World