SAFE OR RADICAL?

Around the turn of the century—the 20th Century, 120 years ago—a band of brave missionaries bought one-way tickets to the mission field. Instead of suitcases, they packed their belongings into coffins. As they sailed away, they waved goodbye to everyone they loved and...

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...

DO YOU WANT YOUR LIFE TO HAVE A HUGE IMPACT?

A friend shared this story with my wife. I was watching a sculptor begin work on a gigantic marble block. He had a huge hammer and a large chisel. He knocked off a large piece of the marble block and then another, pausing occasionally to work on the marble with the...

JOSEPH: A BURDENED LIFE

This blog has been contributed by a tentmaker in the Middle East. Every year in December I re-study the Christmas story. Every year, the LORD shows me something in greater depth than I have ever seen it before, and it never disappoints. This year, I received deeper...

WHAT ARE WE TEACHING OUR KIDS?

This post is contributed by a B4T worker in the Middle East. This morning I was reading Proverbs 11, as part of my every summer study of the book. As always, different verses stick out to me each time I go through this precious gem of a book. Riches do not profit in...

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...