A LESSON ABOUT MOTHERS

As it was Mother’s Day yesterday, I thought this reminder is worth repeating. After 21 years of marriage, my wife wanted me to take another woman out to dinner and a movie. She said “I love you but I know this other woman loves you and would love to spend...

DISCERNING GOD’S WILL

At the recent B4T Expo several young people asked, “How do you discern God’s will?” This is a common and important question. In “Pursuing God’s Will Together” Ruth Haley Barton gives 9 ways that she determines God’s will. I have used and agree with Barton’s 9 and have...

REDEEMING COMPANY CULTURE

This post is contributed by a worker in the ME. You don’t have to let something slide for long before it becomes the new normal. Culture is what culture does. Culture isn’t what you intend it to be. It’s not what you hope or aspire for it to be. It’s what you do. So...

DISCIPLES LAY DOWN THEIR LIVES FOR OTHERS

Part 5 of a series of blogs on discipleship. So far we’ve learned that disciples are reproducers, disciples are one with Jesus, and every action reflects on our King’s Kingdom. In one of the last conversations Jesus had with His disciples, He said, “Unless a kernel of...

IS CALLING ENOUGH

The following is contributed by a B4T worker in the Middle East. B4T can be likened to the entrepreneurship of missions. This is mostly true in a literal sense – the majority of B4Ters are business owners. In his book, “The Founder’s Dilemmas,” Noam Wasserman of...

BURNING THE BOATS

The following is contributed by a B4Ter in the Arab world. Hernando Cortez was famous for the legend of landing in South America with only 700 men and an ambitious goal of conquering the continent for Spain. In order to ensure his men didn’t retreat in the face of new...