Where Do We Go? Finding Missional Direction.
How do we find missional direction for our church? So if we determine that scripture really does expect more of us than sending our money to some mission organization and that we should be engaging unreached people, how do we discover where to go? The Holy Spirit clearly directs the church throughout the book of […]Read more
Real Mexican Food
“I want to eat some real Mexican food”. Those were my words just recently. My desire was fulfilled today without leaving the country. I did not even leave the neighborhood where I was working at the time. One of the Malians who travels with us out to the bush (formerly our driver) does not speak […]Read more
I looked up the word “prejudice” before beginning this blog post. It can mean any number of things, and often carries the idea of harboring a “negative” opinion about something or someone. Generally it seems to mean, “any preconceived opinion or feeling, either favorable or unfavorable.” The truth is we all have personal preferences and […]Read more
Are you wearing “Blinders”?
Are we guilty of wearing ‘blinders’? Have you ever seen a horse with blinders? No doubt they are put on the horse to keep his eyes focused straight ahead. There may be many valuable uses for the blinders. But what happens in our churches and in our own personal lives when we are blinded by […]Read more
It’s Complicated! And downright Non-Cooperative.
It’s Complicated! Or is it? We are Cooperative people. Or are we? I admit it! I confess! I converted from Presbyterianism to Baptist faith for a deeply significant reason. My friend from down the street invited me to church with him, and after the first visit I was hooked. There was no turning back. The […]Read more
Trust and Obey. There is no other way.
Trust God. Rarely do I quote Proverbs 3:5-6 in a group of Christians that they do not join in affirmation reciting it with me. “Trust in the Lord with all of your heart. Do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.” But quoting and […]Read more