In our day many of us live with calendars full to the brim and our lives have very little time for anything outside our regularly scheduled daily or weekly activities (which are often very fine activities). Over the years our family certainly fit this category although we have always been very selective in how we … Continue reading Why we accept every invitation we get…and perhaps you should too
Ten years ago the Kansas City Royals made a move that would radically change the organization from that time forward - they hired a new General Manager by the name of Dayton Moore. At that point the Royals were beyond sad when it comes to Major League Baseball teams. In fact, they had lost at … Continue reading Trust the Process – The KC Royals, Spanish and Sanctification
"Wow, I could never do what you are doing! You are giving up everything to go serve people you do not even know." "You are the most selfless and radical people we know." "You are my heroes." For many missionaries these kinds of comments are often heard when talking with well-meaning, encouraging ministry partners, friends … Continue reading Are missionaries self-centered?
Several years ago Bill Hybels, senior pastor of super-duper mega church, Willow Creek in Barrington, IL, rocked the evangelical world by confessing that one area of discipleship Willow Creek had dramatically overlooked was helping their people to become "self-feeders" on the Bible. In other words, they were excellent at reaching out to the community, getting people … Continue reading Missionaries Must be Self-feeders
Editor's note: In the opening of the video you may hear me say 2015 instead of 2016 :). First floor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qY4tgIKijfo&feature=youtu.be Second Floor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZlqZEj-87c&feature=youtu.be
After being moderately successful in keeping up with my priorities and goals for 2015 I realize that I bit off more than I could chew. In other words, I was a little too aggressive in my action under my priorities. Therefore, in 2016 I will be simplifying my action items that drive my priorities. I will, however, … Continue reading My Goals for 2016
In American culture we have days in our calendar that are set apart to remember the sacrifice of service men and women. Those days are often marked with parades, remembrance services at memorials, and prayers for our country. In other words, our country is a country that admires and appreciates the sacrifice of others. We … Continue reading The Forgotten Sacrifice
Below is an overview what, To Every Tribe staff member, Matt Taylor and I taught the missionary trainees at To Every Tribe a few weeks ago. It was a really enjoyable week and I am so thankful for the ministry of To Every Tribe. My favorite part about teaching these classes is getting the missionary … Continue reading Overview of Teaching Genesis and Exodus