At Christianity Today, I had the pleasure of sharing some new (read "old--very old") theological reflection on a famous passage: Proverbs 31. There's a woman out there who needs to hear this chapter the most: In recent years, many faithful Christian women have internalized the words of Proverbs 31, but I can’t help wondering with … Continue reading The Proverbs 31 Woman at CT!
A giant of the faith packed into a 4'3" frame, Lottie Moon was an incredible force for spreading the Kingdom to the ends of the earth. In this episode, learn all about her call to missions and how she herself trumpeted the clarion call to give, send, and go. Miss Moon shows us what it … Continue reading 2.3 — Lottie Moon and the Missionary Call
Born in 1750 in Burke County, VA, George Liele's life is the remarkable journey from being a slave of men to the true freedom of being a slave of righteousness. Set free by his earthly master Henry Sharp to go preach the gospel to slaves on plantations in Georgia and South Carolina, hardship during the … Continue reading 2.2 — George Liele and the Church as Global Witness
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