Helping the earthquake victims in Nepal

Do you want to help the earthquake victims in Nepal? We partner with the United Mission to Nepal (UMN) and the UMN is set to help the victims. Donations can be made to UMN through Interserve. You can donate on our website (use the link below) or … [Read more...]

Power and Leadership: Imaging God in Our Communities

Years ago my friend's father gathered a group of men around him and groomed them so one of them could assume his role as pastor of the church when he retired. At his retirement he and the elders chose one of these men as pastor. Within a few years … [Read more...]

What time is it? (The Second Sunday of Advent)

The Second Sunday of Advent is just about upon us. This is a time when we intentionally remember and celebrate the first coming of Christ and we think about his second coming. With regard to Jesus' second coming, some people think a lot about it, … [Read more...]

How to see the Unseen?

Today's post is about the Unseen in our world. Although the vast majority of the Unseen are very distant from us, we happen to walk right by some of them every day. Since we walk right by them, why don’t we see them? This is a good question and I … [Read more...]

Reframing our Self-Image

What is your image of who you are? What shapes your self-image? Our self-image often ends up being a bit skewed- one sided. I don't know about you, but I often tend to focus on my sinfulness. And if we are honest, who in the human race is not a … [Read more...]

How are we to react when we experience opposition?

Our Interserve Partners work in restricted access areas. We call these areas The Hard Places. This is because there is a degree of opposition to biblical faith and to Jesus’ followers in these areas. I encountered this opposition. Though most people … [Read more...]

The Tragic Reality of Violence

The news over the past few weeks has been exceptionally tragic. We had the tragic downing of the Malaysian Airlines jet (MH17), the brutal conflict in eastern Ukraine, horrific attacks by the Boko Haram in Nigeria, the exodus of the Christians in … [Read more...]

How do we disagree?

I get asked a lot what it is like to return to the US after living overseas for so many years. They are wondering if I have any culture shock in coming back. The truth is: I do. One thing that shocks me is the acerbic nature of how some followers of … [Read more...]

Avoiding the hole in holism

In his book, Change Across Cultures, Bruce Bradshaw writes: The Church’s outreach in the 19th and 20th centuries resulted in the planting of churches around the world. It was less successful, however, in transforming the societies in which people … [Read more...]

The Unseen 1/4

I was recently in a large church. Posted in the back of the church was a large map of the world listing all the workers they supported. All but one worked in North and South America, Europe, Central and South Africa, and Australia. That one exception … [Read more...]