Last week at church, we had a white elephant gift exchange. When my turn came, I chose to take my chances with an unopened gift. Digging through the weighty box, I uncovered an envelope of scratch-off lottery tickets … and a brick. Strategically wheeling and dealing, I also left church that night with an envelope […]
Giving Tuesday is a beautiful thing. Oh, I know, some think it’s horrid, a day for charities to exploit people’s seasonal feelings of generosity and goodwill. But in reality, it points to a cure that we as believers desperately need. Let me explain. Materialism, or consumerism, has so invaded American culture that it’s finagled its […]
Are you thankful for a Bible in your own language? Thank a missionary. Missionaries translated the Bible into more than 99 percent of all the languages that have a Bible today. Even the tiny number translated by scholars and others would never have existed if First Century missionaries had not spread the Word far and […]
Julie and I are on a great adventure with God! We’re a strategic part of the team with the vision of a thriving church for every people — and you can partner in that work.
But that’s not how it all started …
I was saved at 17. God’s plans were the furthest thing from my mind as I went to college in Illinois to study for a newspaper career. I wanted to write, and I especially wanted ...