Relearning How to Fo...

When I first came to the mission field I spoke with a teammate who told me about a man named Mamadou who I would meet shortly. He told me, “Mamadou is a Muslim background believer from Africa. And just so you know, he fasts more than he eats.” When my teammate relayed this information to...

Social Security: To ...

On the internet over the past few years, Christian leaders have taken time to voice their opinion about IRS form 4361 (Russell Moore, Gospel Coalition via Justin Taylor, Matt Wittmer and Dave Ramsey have all spoken on the matter). For those unfamiliar, form 4361 is the form that a minister may...

I Belong; Therefore,...

In America and western culture broadly we value critical thinking. Oftentimes we are completely baffled when people are unable to clearly think through situations. We are even more baffled when people believe things without critically assessing the validity of the “truths” which...

Embracing the Emerge...

In the next five years, we are going to witness this century’s greatest single mutation in the structure of missions. As a result, missions will no longer be viewed as something we simply do overseas, but something we do within groups of unreached peoples, whether those groups are located in...

Calvinism: I Still B...

I don’t consciously think about Calvinism much anymore. I don’t argue or quibble with those who don’t believe it like I used to. I no longer evaluate every preacher based on whether they believe TULIP. I have stopped scouring the internet for Calvinistic sermons. I don’t really read...

The Priority of Evan...

Every day 38,000 Muslims die. They die and pass into an eternity in hell. There is one Christian missionary for every 420,000 Muslims on the earth.[1] These are just the stats for Islam. If we add the world’s other major religious blocks—Hinduism and Buddhism—then the numbers become even...

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...