Season 2 is on its way! This season we will learn about Missionary Heroes. Each episode will focus on one missionary and on one aspect of functional theology in his or her life. Episodes will feature the lives of Jim and Elisabeth Eliot, George Liele, Lottie Moon, Adoniram Judson, Hudson Taylor, John G. Paton, Betsy … Continue reading 2.1 — Introduction to Missionary Heroes
I came back this past week from a fun but exhausting trip to Louisville where I preached four sermons. We got back late on a Monday night, which meant I was already a full day behind, and all of the weekly responsibilities hadn't hit the pause button simply because I was out of town. Unless … Continue reading Want Social Justice? Stop Avoiding Jury Duty.
So many marriage resources seem to focus on how to deal with the sinner we sleep next to every night. What if the purpose of Christian marriage isn't merely learning how to cope with someone else's sins? What if we began to reorient our focus--choosing to delight in what God delights in? What if delighting … Continue reading Join Me at Dignity & Delight Marriage Conference (April 26-27)
In 1861, J. Hudson Taylor (1832-1905) contracted a serious illness, forcing him to leave behind a fledging church of 21 believers in Ningpo, China, and return to England in hope of recovery. He had been laboring in the mission field for eight years, pressing beyond the coastal cities into the heart of China. Handing out … Continue reading Hudson Taylor: Heart for the Lost
It's been a busy week! I've got posts up at three different platforms online: 9 Marks, Southern Equip, and Think Christian. Whether a church member, a pastor, or a music aficionado, you'll find something for you. Below you'll find links to articles on rediscovering the "service" in our worship service, the therapeutic nature of expository … Continue reading Articles at 9Marks, Southern Equip, and Think Christian!
(This is the first installment of Missionary Heroes, releasing later this year) In 1775, a young ordained Black preacher crossed the Georgia border into Aiken County, SC, proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ. On a plantation called Silver Bluff, a small group of slaves gathered regularly to hear the Word preached. It was the first … Continue reading George Liele: The Church As Global Witness
I'm excited to share a new free resource with you! It's a 15 week discipleship class meant to help you your church grow to understand the inner workings of a healthy church body. What does it means to be healthy church members, elders, and deacons? After all, a body is only as healthy as each … Continue reading New Resource! “Healthy Body, Healthy Members” Bible Study