Why Reaching the ...
He said to them, “Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it” (Mark 8:34-35). Our culture is one of self-preservation and self-exaltation. Reality television shows like “Survivor” and “Running Wild” highlight for us feats like how to survive off of ...
Pete and I have been a part of many church plants over the years. We have known many ups and downs in the process. We have come alongside others as they have planted, we have church planted in the United States, and we are currently venturing out again to church plant abroad in Australia. I have hopefully gleaned some lessons over twenty-five years in the ministry that I may pass on to those just contemplating a new ...
Are Muslims Reall...
I remember very clearly when an Iranian convert asked me to lead a Bible study in his home for his friends. I had never really talked with many Muslims before and I was excited for the opportunity. We decided to study the gospel of Luke. It didn't take long for us to see the interest and hunger these young college students had for reading the Bible. I was shocked when one of the young men told me during a study that ...
The Glory of Jesu...
“For in spite of language, in spite of intelligence and intuition and sympathy, one can never really communicate anything to anybody.” ― Aldous Huxley: Music at Night, 1931 I will try, but I already know that I will fail to fully describe all the wonderful, all the terrible, all the blessed, all the tearful, and all the joyous events that surround our work with refugees in Hungary and Serbia. I will most likely also ...
Soteriology is a technical word in Christian theology describing how men and women gain salvation in Jesus Christ. Christians agree that Jesus is the Savior, but disagree amongst themselves as to how exactly that salvation happens. It’s important to remind ourselves that there is far more agreement than there is disagreement among Christians on the matter of salvation. Broadly, Christians among different denomination...
Refugee Crisis: F...
Hundreds of thousands of people from Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran and many other countries have been flooding into Europe at a never-before-seen rate this year. Many have fled war and poverty in their homelands. For many of them, their long journey has led them to our doorstep here in Szeged, Hungary. As the number of refugees swelled from the hundreds to the thousands, Hungary was propelled into the international ...
“What they need is to see acts of kindness demonstrated as we extend Christ’s vicarious love to real people in desperate situations.”
Why Reaching the Lost Should Cost Us Everything10-01-2015
“You never know what God has in mind or how He would work His plans out, but He will. May God’s grace and power be upon you.”
Essential Lessons for the Church Planter’s Wife10-01-2015
“I do think it is important to read and study better on how to share with believers of Islam.”
Are Muslims Really Open to the Gospel?09-30-2015
“During this crisis we have learned plenty about ourselves, about His ways and His love, about humankind and too much about pain & suffering”
The Glory of Jesus in the Refugee Crisis09-24-2015
“Soteriology is a technical word in Christian theology describing how men and women gain salvation in Jesus Christ.”
Disagreeing Agreeably About Soteriological Issue...09-22-2015
“When we were first made aware of the situation, what Jesus said in Matthew 25:31-46 became very real to us.”
Refugee Crisis: From the Front Lines09-18-2015
“There was no music involved in this worship scene...”
Worship: More Than A Song09-17-2015
“Is media acting as a conduit of worship, or is it detracting?”
Lights, Camera, Action! Distraction?09-16-2015
4 Ways to Not Lose Your Faith in College
Refugee Crisis in Hungary
Refugee Crisis: From the Front Lines
Disagreeing Agreeably About Soteriological Issues
Are Muslims Really Open to the Gospel?
The Glory of Jesus in the Refugee Crisis
Worship: More Than A Song
Lights, Camera, Action! Distraction?