Risk Marks the Christmas Story

On Christmas Eve, we sat around our lit Advent wreath and asked our kids this question, “How does each character in the Christmas story take a risk?” Though our older kids are only 7 and 9, they were able to identify risk with each and every character. Here are just a...

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The Birthday that Changed the World

Yesterday we visited a fun place in Thailand called the “Elephant PooPooPaper Park” (yes, there is such a place where they use elephant poo to make paper!) After the slimy, hands-on tour we approached the counter to pay for our little crafts made from poo paper. My...

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Discover and Run Toward the Finish Line

Do You Know the Finish Line? Anyone who runs a race has an unstated expectation. A finish line exists…somewhere. If you have trained hard, paid your fee, and on race day put on your number bib and timing chip, you may also have surveyed the course. All runners want to...

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Did God Turn His Face Away? And Why It Matters.

You’ve heard it too, haven’t you? “God is so holy that he turned away from Jesus on the cross.” It’s a common phrase used by many well-meaning people, but it is not true to the biblical text, the character or God, or the mission of Jesus. Beliefs impact actions and...

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5 Tendencies That Kill the Zeal

We returned recently from Myanmar where we taught two seminary courses. The classes went well, and we really enjoyed our students. Our students all came from the Karen (kuh-REN) people who are an oppressed minority but who have responded well to the Gospel. By some...

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10/40’s Compassion Maternity Home

Made quite a lot of progress in 2016 for 10/40's Compassion Maternity Home in Nepal! With the expansion and success of the pro-life message through the Voice for the Voiceless curriculum, we are seeing that vulnerable women often need a place to turn. When they cannot...

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Stop. Serve. Speak.

Since 2012, many non-profits celebrate a contrast to the days of fun consumerism (Black Friday and Cyber Monday) with the generosity of "Giving Tuesday". #GivingTuesday takes place the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and is a special call to action to create a global day...

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Least Reached Mega People Groups

“When I heard these things, I sat down and wept. For some days I mourned and fasted and prayed before the God of heaven.” Nehemiah 1:4 Rajesh and Keren train house church planters. Each month they meet for prayer, encouragement, and strategy. Their goal is to reach...

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