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Troubling Resurrection

Troubling Resurrection

“Why is it, I wonder, that we modern Christians so seldom tremble? No longer do we pause in reverence when a storm blows through. No longer do we fall to our knees in prayer when God’s fingers brush away our tears. And no longer do our hearts beat in awe when God’s power shakes the […]

Joshua

Joshua

I’ve been teaching through the book of Joshua in ‘House Church’. One of the more subtle, yet powerful themes the book seems to communicate is that God wants us to hate sin more than we hate struggle or pain. Achan’s story is a good example. It takes time to rid the land of our enemies […]

For to us… a child

For to us… a child

I have such mixed feelings this time of year, which is odd because I really enjoy Christmas. Really! I always have. Growing up in a ‘Christian’ ministry family, I really celebrated Christmas in two worlds: church and state. At ‘church’ we celebrated by reading the Christmas story, enacting it in pageants, singing carols and Christmas […]

Can missionaries really go home?

Can missionaries really go home?

I just read an interesting post from a missionary here in Thailand. Gleanings from the Field has accurately described the in-between life of the missionary; ours included.   “Your “home” country doesn’t quite feel like home anymore.  When you “go home”, some of the same people and places are there, but life has moved on in […]

Wearing me out…

Wearing me out…

When Christian was little, he liked helping around the house by vacuuming, helping with laundry, and even washing dishes. On one particularly helpful day Jeanni and I relaxed in his help a bit more than wisdom dictated. We left him washing the dishes in order to take care of something else—Jeanni changed out the laundry and […]

A Job for Professionals?

A Job for Professionals?

As I’ve mentioned before, prayer is not what makes us Christian. In some way, all people pray. And while there is comfort in actually breathing a sigh under our breath to whichever god we think listens (does this mean a narcissist prays to themselves?), sometimes we may suspect a professional is needed.   This is […]

Holy Ground

Holy Ground

One day, while living in Budapest, I climbed the hill not far from our home. At the base of the hill sat a church building and school right next to each other. Looking out over the city, my view was dominated by commi-condos (condos build in the communist era that lack beauty as much as […]