Today, I wanted to offer some thoughts on the efficacy of short term mission trips. You may be aware that over the years, the idea of short term mission trips have become somewhat of a controversial topic of contention. The reasons for this are varied, but they generally seem to orbit around the trip-takers doing… Read More Thoughts on Short Term Mission Trips
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life” (ESV) The Extent of God’s Love – “For God so loved” Whenever I’ve preached or taught on this verse, I’ve always pointed out the debate on the use of the word… Read More The Missionary God of John 3:16
What is Poverty? Wikipedia defines it this way: “the scarcity or the lack of a certain (variant) amount of material possessions or money.” I think it’s more than that, and I’m in good company. Take a look at Genesis 3:1-19 – “Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the… Read More A Look at Poverty (and Genesis 3:1-19)
They say you’re not supposed to use cruise control while driving on wet roads. Why? The theory is, it causes hydroplaning and everything goes haywire. The result? The driver loses control. How many times in your life have you felt like you’ve lost control? For some of us, it’s at home. For others, at work.… Read More How Do We Get to Crazy?
Mobilization is a science and an art. It’s something that probably anyone can do, but it’s something that can take time to understand and practice with efficiency. As a general outline, here are the three primary environments for effective Mobilization: 1 – Large Scale Events or Trainings Gathering large groups together around a single-commitment event… Read More Mobilization Strategy
A foundational belief that I have which informs every facet of the ministry God has called me to is that the gospel transforms people and places, for the fame of Jesus and the benefit of the city. Throughout the last 16 years or so, for me, this has included the gospel expressed through both word… Read More Beyond Bandaids: Hope + Help
In Acts 5, Peter and some of the apostles had been arrested for teaching about Jesus. It’s a bizarre story, where they had been arrested, and then suddenly they were outside the prison again, having resumed their teaching. The religious leaders brought them in once again, and questioned what had happened. Of course, these councilmen were much… Read More For the name