Book Brief: “Let the Nations Be Glad”

Book Brief: “Let the Nations Be Glad”

When it comes to a book about missions, there are a couple of ways to grab a reader’s attention. You could lead off with gripping statistics about the sobering state of the world. You could choose to start with powerful stories of missionary sacrifices or suffering....
How to Help My Child in Their Mental Health Battle

How to Help My Child in Their Mental Health Battle

So, when your child tells you he or she is struggling with anxiety, shame, or depression, what, as a parent, should you do? Well first, celebrate the reality that they felt comfortable enough to share. Second, do not freak out. Those seem like two easy things to do,...
What Is Panic Disorder?

What Is Panic Disorder?

I had just come home from class, and it was after 5 p.m. My wife Lacey wasn’t ready for dinner, so I decided to make one of my go-to snacks: a sauteed squash variety that I thinly sliced, seasoned, and sauteed. We were serving in China at the time, and this snack was...
Why I Was Baptized in My 70s

Why I Was Baptized in My 70s

Last summer, my wife, Carol, and I sat down with Pastor Dale Shaw to be interviewed for membership. He was definitely curious about this 70+ year-old wanting to be baptized. And he (reasonably) wondered about possible struggles I might be having moving forward. After...
Mythbusters: 5 Misconceptions About Small Groups

Mythbusters: 5 Misconceptions About Small Groups

We all bring our expectations with us into church. The problem is that our expectations aren’t always accurate. Small Groups may not be what you think they are. Here are five misconceptions about Small Groups: 1. A Small Group Is Too Much Commitment When I was in my...
How to Pray for Afghanistan

How to Pray for Afghanistan

Psalm 75:3 says, “When the earth totters, and all its inhabitants, it is I who keep steady its pillars.” This verse is incredibly relevant in our times, particularly as we consider the unrest all around the world.As we think of the turmoil and terror and confusion in...