Many of us have been deceived. Our cultures teach us that real power is instantly demonstrable. Our notion of power is shaped by quick military victories, by bombs exploding, by sports teams winning in two hours, by business people getting things … [Read more...]

Touching the Unclean

Even though Paul referred to Christ’s followers as saints, at least in western cultures we shy away from using the word.  It is only used by those in high church traditions for those historic figures whom the Church deemed worthy of special … [Read more...]

Vital Statistics

Here are some vital statistics to think and pray about: In 1974, 87% of the world's population lived beyond the reach of having a near neighbor as a Christian. In 2014 86% of those around the globe who were Muslim, Buddhist, and Hindu did not … [Read more...]

Why do we work where we do?

We in Interserve live and work in restricted access countries, areas of the world that are somewhat unstable in comparison to the USA. This causes us to live in areas where there is a potentially higher level of risk with regard to our personal … [Read more...]

Building Community: Don’t Judge (Matt. 7:1-12)

One of our core values in Interserve is building community. Building community in a fallen world with fallen people is sometimes challenging. People (not us of course) are not perfect. Well, Jesus understood the challenges we face and he wanted us … [Read more...]

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...]