By Gordon T. Smith

The greatest threats to vocational thinking are three classical temptations, which essentially manifest themselves in some form of the temptations Jesus faced in the desert at the beginning of...

By Steven C. Roy

This biblical teaching about success in the eyes of God is very good news for us. At first glance, this may seem like a strange statement. After all, faithfulness to God is an incredibly...

Tags: Growth
By Rick Richardson

I met Jan on the trolley in Amsterdam. I was making my daily trek to the Internet Café to connect with friends and family back at home. As I looked at the passing canals, my eyes came to rest...

By Mark Galli

What is assumed in this entire discussion inLove Winsis that the human will is free, autonomous, and able to choose between alternatives. The discussion assumes that the will is not fallen,...

By Christine Jeske

Without community…we tend toward deterioration. I see plenty of stories unfold like this: A person goes through an earthquake-to-the-worldview change, like accepting God’s grace, or (to a...

By Scott Bessenecker

We used to call Tuberculosis “consumption. ” It is a fairly nasty, wasting disease and can be quite deadly. Consumption seems a fitting synonym for TB as I think about the effects of...

By Jack Voelkel

Amy asked: Hi Jack, I am looking for an comprehensive list of existing mission organizations. Does such a list exist? My pursuit of said list is in order to determine if an agency exists...

By Scott Bessenecker

Dear Overachieving Friends: Thank you for inspiring me. I’m serious, now. No snark, I promise. Your tendency to reach for great things is a prophetic challenge to me. Too often I succumb to...

By E. Randolph Richards and Brandon J. O'Brien

Like the world we inhabit today, the worlds of both the Old and New Testaments were ethnically diverse and richly textured by an assortment of cultures, languages and customs. And also like...

Tags: The Bible
By Scott Bessenecker

I possess enough privilege and enough power to relegate privilege and power to a discussion I can examine privilege from a clinical perspective Dissect it, measure it, or indulge it I even...

By Paul Borthwick

The challenges and opportunities facing the global church can be grouped into nine greats. I hope that you'll read something here that you did not already know, and I hope that, as a follower...

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By Scott Bessenecker

The launch of Adoniram and Ann Judson from New England in 1812 is often celebrated as the beginning of North American missions. In some senses this is true. The structure upon which the Judsons...

By Jordan Kologe

Maybe fundraising is second nature for you, but fundraising can bring up a lot of insecurity for me. It has a way of transporting me back to feeling like an undersized middle-schooler—awkward...

By Burton Miller

In 2006 I made a one-year commitment to not purchase any clothing items that were manufactured outside the United States so I could ensure that I wouldn't support sweatshop labor. I remember...

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By Scott Bessenecker

Phillip and Beauty Ndoro were launched as missionaries to Mexico from their home country in Zimbabwe in early 2009 at the height of an economic meltdown. For the previous 10 years the...

By Emily Brown

I was planning on skipping the prayer room at Urbana 12. The lines were long, and I didn’t have anything specific to pray for. The idea of having someone pray for me seemed self-centered. I...

By Jack Voelkel

Josy asked: Hi Jack! I was at your spiritual warfare seminar at Urbana, and it was one of my favorite parts of the conference. I have a question about something that's been happening to one...

By Scott Bessenecker

As I travel outside the US, I find it interesting to see what kinds of things get air-time or make the news in other countries. For instance, I found it interesting (but not surprising) that...

By Jack Voelkel

Matt asked: Hey Jack, I am a college student and I have the opportunity to spend six weeks on the mission field in Bella Union, Peru this summer. From your experience, how would you advise me...

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