Remember the Other Carey: Unsung Hero of the Modern Missions Movement

Remember the Other Carey: Unsung Hero of the Modern Missions Movement

Lott Carey was born a slave, purchased his freedom, and carried the gospel to Africa.


Our Hospitality Mandate (Part Two)

Our Hospitality Mandate (Part Two)

What Does an Authentic Christian Reception of Syrian Refugees to the United States Look Like?


Read Our Hospitality Mandate, Part One (Anecdote of Hospitality; Biblical Narrative for Our Hospitality Mandate; Missional Narrative on Hospitality Mandate).

Our Hospitality Mandate (Part One)

Our Hospitality Mandate (Part One)

What Does an Authentic Christian Reception of Syrian Refugees to the United States Look Like?


Anecdote of Hospitality

While I was preparing with a team to go on a missions trip to Israel’s Jewish absorption centers, I met a young lady named Rosebud who was taking a break in the fast food restaurant where she worked.

Theology for Life, Episode 27

Theology for Life, Episode 27

The study of God begins with two questions: Who is this God? and How does knowing Him more affect how I live?


Literacy, Orality, and the Web (Part One)

Literacy, Orality, and the Web (Part One)

What oral communication can accomplish in Bible translation projects that print communication alone cannot


The BGC Gospel Life Podcast (Ep. 21)

The BGC Gospel Life Podcast (Ep. 21)

Start each week with this encouragement to show and share the love of Jesus.


Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The local church is unrivaled in its potential to bring about meaningful transformation.


Introducing the Director of the New Send Institute

Introducing the Director of the New Send Institute

New institute is a partnership between the Billy Graham Center and the North American Mission Board.


I'm grateful to be chosen as the Send Institute’s inaugural Director and am honored to work alongside Dr. Ed Stetzer at Wheaton College and Jeff Christopherson at the North American Mission Board.

What Does It Really Mean to Bear "Much Fruit"?

What Does It Really Mean to Bear "Much Fruit"?


Jesus always seems to say things that hit straight at the heart and make you squirm.

For as long as I can remember, I had been extremely bothered by one of His affirmations: “If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit…”

“Much fruit,” He says.

Ghost Towns and Small Towns: Church Planting in a Boom and Bust World

Ghost Towns and Small Towns: Church Planting in a Boom and Bust World

representing God in places that have been burned by short booms and long busts


About 20 minutes from where I live, one can find the unfortunately named town of Pithole. At least one could have found the town had one been looking between January 1865 and August 1868. During these years, Pithole came to signify life in a boom and bust world.

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