Church Security Teams Revisited: Still Unbiblical Apr09

Church Security Team...

Nearly two years ago I wrote a blog post entitled, Church Security Teams? Verdict: Unbiblical, that seemed to be quite popular. Although, if I had my druthers it would have been popular because people agreed with it. But seeing as the article garnered a paltry two Facebook likes and the...

Love Beyond Language Feb26

Love Beyond Language

Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.-1 John 3:18 She is new. None of us have seen her before. A woman with a modest hijab walks into our English class for the very first time. In many ways she is out of place. She is the only woman in our class and those...

Qur’anic Corru...

If you have ever had the privilege of sharing the Gospel with a Muslim, you have probably heard many of their standard objections to Christianity. One of the most common that they turn to rather quickly is that the Bible has been corrupted. The objection has the effect of hitting most of us...

Why the “Confe...

Committed Christians go to conferences. Or so the narrative goes. Christian conferences are everywhere, all the time. They are at hotels, convention centers and churches. They also come in all shapes and sizes. You can go to a big conference or a little conference. You can go to a regional...

Bearing Fruit in Somalia Dec18

Bearing Fruit in Som...

My wife and I are workers amongst a number of West African Muslim people groups. We both have a heart to see the Gospel taken to sub-Saharan  Muslims. While we spend most of our time amongst West Africans (think Senegal, Mali, Guinea, Gambia) we also have a special place in our heart for a...

The Case for House C...

I am sure that to many, the title of this article made you roll your eyes a little bit. You know that the Bible talks about churches meeting in houses but… I mean, that can’t possibly apply to our cultural setting today. You also may have met some rather bizarre individuals who were house...

A Bridge Too Short?

Earlier this week, my fellow blogger Calvin Sodestrom penned an excellent piece on so called “church marketing.” While I agreed with most everything that Calvin said, I also wanted to press his point further and help us to reconsider how we go about “doing church.” Calvin’s insights...

The Slavery of God

I used to believe that all evangelical theologians were a gift from God. This is what my Reformed background taught me. My honest confession in this short piece is that I no longer believe that. In fact, evangelical seminaries and Bible schools are turning out a great number of men and women...

Bursting the Bonds o...

One of the most tragic aspects of the western evangelical landscape has been the hollowing out of the layman’s Christianity. Notice that I did not say the layman’s role in the church, though that is undoubtedly incorporated in what I mean by “Christianity”; but it is so far from the...

Gospel Movements in ...

In 2004 David Garrison published his first book called Church Planting Movements. Garrison’s groundbreaking research tracked case studies from places all over the world where previously unevangelized peoples had come to Christ en masse and seen hundreds of new churches started in a...

Confession Amidst Ri...

This past week I finished up a book on various theological and methodological issues surrounding missions to Muslims. The book concluded with a short note from Samuel Zwemer (now deceased) who is also known as, “The Apostle to Islam.” In this brief note Zwemer is speaking...