Tagged with mission

Encountering the Culture

Then he went about among the villages teaching. He called the twelve and began to send them out two by two. —Mark 6:6-7 In AD 100, the worldwide total number of Christians might have been about 25,000. For the next two centuries, Christianity was an an illegal religion, and endured several waves of violent persecution. … Continue reading »

What’s Your Problem?

There’s a fascinating conversation between Moses and God in Exodus 4. You know the story. Moses has just been called to lead the people of God up out of bondage in Egypt. God wants Moses to go tell Pharaoh to let his people go. But Moses doesn’t want to go. He’s got a new life … Continue reading »

Dictation Software Chuckle

In my work, I use MacSpeech Dictate, a voice-recognition program for the mac, a fair bit. (It’s pretty good software: the kind you swear by as much as you swear at. Most bad software you either throw out or become resigned to. Dictate I like enough to entertain hopes they’d improve it. Another sign of … Continue reading »

How to Invite People to Church

Jon Acuff hits the nail on the head again, with this post about how to invite people to church. “It’s funny because it’s true.” (Acuff’s Stuff Christians Like is worth bookmarking. I’ve been reading it for about two years, which is almost in dog or internet years. Once, I even quoted from “The Prayer Ninja” … Continue reading »

Fall Season – Huddles

This post appears, in slightly-altered form, in the September Panorama: Here it is, almost fall again! Where did the summer go? A highlight of the summer for me was our brief trip to the Navajo Nation in Arizona. We were privileged to visit St. Michael’s Association for Special Education and the evangelical (Protestant) church at … Continue reading »

Misson Trip

I’m back from our mission trip! It was a short but sweet trip to the Navajo nation in Arizona. We brought a load (two vehicles and most of a U-Haul trailer) of clothing and small items. These are distributed among the community served by the church in Hunter’s Point. Here is the clothing, being unsacked … Continue reading »

What Are You Doing Here?

He went … to Horeb the mount of God. At that place he came to a cave, and spent the night there. Then the word of the Lord came to him, saying, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” —1 Kings 19:8-9 Do you ever wonder what you’re doing here? I do. The story of the … Continue reading »