START WITH WHO

This post is submitted by a B4T worker in the Arab world. In his book, Start With Why, Simon Sinek lays out a central problem of companies and organizations: they start with the wrong question. Asking “what” or “how” before “why” can lead you to do so many things that...

TRUE FREEDOM

In Genesis 16 we read the story of Hagar, a slave, who Abraham bought and brought from Egypt. Over a decade after leaving Egypt, Sarai and Abraham still had no children. So, Sarai decided that Abraham should give her children through Hagar, a pagan custom that was...

GET REAL

Solomon writes, “I have kept my heart pure; I am clean and without sin”? [1] But who can say this? Others may pretend to be pure and holy; others may strive to cover up their failures in life, the pimples on their faces, but we need not go to such lengths. We know we...

COME ON IN ANYWAY!

‘Twas the night of the big Christmas play at the church.All the boys and girls had rehearsed their lines over and over.  Now each child knew his part by heart.  The dress rehearsal had gone without a hitch.  Each memorized line was recited flawlessly. The actual...

I DON’T CARE IF YOU ARE HAPPY

The following is taken from a paper a friend gave me. It is written by Bart Compolo and is worth giving it a second thought. Note that I don’t care if you are happy. Why? We live in a radically un-Christian society, with a value system that is practically the...

LONELINESS ON THE FIELD

Contributed by a B4T worker in the Arab world I’ve often reflected on how much more lonely I am on the field. I used to have a great deal of close friends (in a sense, I still do – I just only see them once every year or two). “Life on life” is not a 100% money-back...