15 Truths Language Learning has Taught Me About Life

By Monday, January 18, 2016 9 , Permalink 0

Language is the fabric of every culture. You can learn about a culture without learning the language but you can't experience and know a culture until you have assimilated its unique tones, nuanced meanings, and intriguing idioms deep with-in your mind. Learning a new language is like waking slowly from a mid-day nap while others are conversing nearby. ...

#67 Why We Need More Gospel in Our Preaching -7 Reasons

By Friday, January 15, 2016 2 Permalink 0

What separates the preaching of today's celebrity preachers like Joel Osteen from some of the great preachers of history like Charles Spurgeon? A lot separates them for sure but when it comes down to it there is one core difference that places these preachers on opposite ends of the homiletical spectrum. Namely, it is the focus they place ...

You Know You’re a Missionary When… (33 ways to know!)

By Tuesday, January 12, 2016 3 , Permalink 0

I'm wrote this list for two reasons. I wrote it for you who are fellow missionaries. There's something cathartic and encouraging knowing that you're not the only one with these experiences and feelings. I wrote it for you, my friends who are not missionaries but you know missionaries, so that you could hopefully have a better understanding of ...

On the Winter River

By Tuesday, January 5, 2016 2 , , Permalink 0

This morning I looked out my window here. I saw a very frozen river and so I wrote this poem for you. On the Winter River On the winter river In cold and clear December, The wind doth blow the ice and snow. In her peculiar patterns they go Across a crystal cover of glaze; They race along their frozen maze. On the ...

Why You Should Listen to the Entire Bible This Year -5 Reasons

For the last two years I've made my way through the entire audio Bible primarily thanks to Brian Hardin and his Daily Audio Bible podcast. I thought I'd take a few minutes at the beginning of a new year and share with you why I believe it's worth listening through the Bible this year. God designed the Bible for ...

I Have a Gift For You This Christmas

By Tuesday, December 22, 2015 5 , Permalink 0

I did something special for you this Christmas, I made you a gift. It's a gift that I pray it will bless you this Christmas season. It's also a gift that you can give to your family and friends as you gather to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Today I sat down and made a special recording ...