Missions Sunday: The Missing Key to the Refugee Crisis: Christian Hospitality towards Muslims (Part One)

Missions Sunday: The Missing Key to the Refugee Crisis: Christian Hospitality towards Muslims (Part One)

A biblical view of hospitality can offer a corrective to the current view of refugees.


We live in a rapidly changing world in which massive amounts of people move from one place to the next. Many people who have come from other places live on the margins of society as socially excluded international refugees or immigrants.

Dealing with Rejection: How to Move Past the "No, Thanks" to Continue Sharing the Gospel

Dealing with Rejection: How to Move Past the "No, Thanks" to Continue Sharing the Gospel

God tends to our hurting hearts.


I was recently on a long car ride with my husband and two kids from Illinois to the northern woods of Minnesota. Anyone who has traveled that kind of distance with younger children before knows it can be rather challenging to find fun ways to break up the ride, without extending the road time.

The Value of Church Planter Assessment and Boot Camps

The Value of Church Planter Assessment and Boot Camps

We identified seven challenges faced by most church planters.


Planting a church is hard enough. It is more difficult when the planter doesn’t have solid support and resources. And we’re not talking about money here. Church planter development is a crucial element to giving new churches a real chance to succeed.

Politics, Elections, and Christians: Reconciling the Church after the Great Divide of 2016

Politics, Elections, and Christians: Reconciling the Church after the Great Divide of 2016

Have you allowed election speech to replace the speech of the 'elect'?


The 2016 American presidential election divided the nation and many churches in a way that is unprecedented. It may seem like a long time ago, but the effects linger, often continuing to cause deeper wounds than we know.

One-on-One with Clayton King about Overcoming the Lies Christians Face

One-on-One with Clayton King about Overcoming the Lies Christians Face

God loves us and is not trying to get even with us.


Ed: First of all, what are the lies that hold us down that need to be replaced that you talk about in your latest book?

Cultural Self-Awareness: A Missing Element in Intercultural Service?

Cultural Self-Awareness: A Missing Element in Intercultural Service?

Professor uses Dr. Seuss as a case study.


There are a lot of books and articles that help prepare God’s people for working in other cultures. Most of the material provides insights into cultural difference and for understanding how to adapt to, interact with, and share the gospel with those from another culture. The perspective is usually that of understanding the cultural other. In this article, I am turning the reflection back on self and one’s own culture.

Rural Matters: Placing Rural Church Planting Back on the Map

Rural Matters: Placing Rural Church Planting Back on the Map

Small town pastors are doing big things for God’s Kingdom.


A Kairos Moment for Small Town America

A Kairos Moment for Small Town America

Over 30 million people still live in rural areas.


Ready to Write Your Book? Here’s a Five Point Checklist

Ready to Write Your Book? Here’s a Five Point Checklist

It’s time to start writing.


Writing often begins with wondering. Pen in hand, you find yourself asking…

Will people ever read what I write?
Do I have what it takes to write a book?
Why should I write when mountains of books already exist on this topic?

I call these “God nudges.” They are stirrings that emanate from outside a writer’s life—you might say from above.

Literacy, Orality, and the Web (Part Two)

Literacy, Orality, and the Web (Part Two)

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


Read Literacy, Orality, and the Web, Part One (How to Make an Oral Preference Society Prefer Reading).

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