Missions and Christ’s Cosmic Authority

Author's Note: This article originally appeared on the blog of Reaching and Teaching International Ministries. Check out the resources on the site, especially the newly launched podcast, and while you're at it, sign up to go on a training trip with us. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on … Continue reading Missions and Christ’s Cosmic Authority

A Letter to My People (Millennial Christians)

Dear Christian Millennial, I am writing to you about a recent study published about us that reports almost half of practicing Christians in our age range say that it is wrong to evangelize. We have a growing notion that it is inappropriate to tell someone that their deeply held belief or worldview is incorrect. I … Continue reading A Letter to My People (Millennial Christians)

Praying for the Persecuted Church

While the internet and our age of connectivity have produced plenty of problems for our culture, there are also a number of positive outcomes. One such bright spot is the wealth of information that we can gain about Christ's global church. I can easily go onto any number of websites to find the latest update … Continue reading Praying for the Persecuted Church

Faith and the Farmer

This post was originally published on April 14, 2016 at the Intersect Project website. I grew up in rural Mississippi, an area rich in agriculture. My grandfather, a cattle farmer, lived right across the road from my home, so I was raised knowing the smell of freshly cut hay and the sounds of cows mooing … Continue reading Faith and the Farmer

Four Reasons Pastors Must Address Faith & Work

This article was originally published on Dec. 4, 2015 at the Intersect Project website. Addressing issues of faith and work may seem insignificant to some pastors. After all, there’s usually some crisis in the world that you need to address publicly or some particular struggle within the congregation to which you need to give attention. … Continue reading Four Reasons Pastors Must Address Faith & Work

Recovering the Fundamental Convictions of Cultural Engagement

In 1947, Carl F. H. Henry published The Uneasy Conscience of Modern Fundamentalism. In it, Henry calls evangelicals to a faith that engages the broader culture, one that proclaims and exemplifies the implications of the gospel for the day's pressing issues. The book arose as a result of Henry's concern over a growing trend for professing … Continue reading Recovering the Fundamental Convictions of Cultural Engagement

Complexity as a Christian Virtue

We live in a world of simple answers. Want a better life? Buy this product. Why does she struggle with depression. Some: She has a chemical imbalance. Others: She has sin in her heart. What's wrong with our nation? Some: Liberals. Others: Conservatives. Simple, right? Our culture is obsessed with simple answers. When it comes … Continue reading Complexity as a Christian Virtue