Making Refugees Famous: Raising Awareness

As the Church adopts a new, strong, righteous presence in this age of the uprooted, increasingly stepping into positions and platforms that equip it to hear, understand, serve, and be served by refugees, it needs...

/ July 23, 2018

Turkey Keeps American Pastor Behind Bars—At Least for Three More Months: Christianity Today

This story is published in full at Christianity Today. After nearly two years in a Turkish prison, hopes for the release of American pastor Andrew Brunson have been deferred. A Turkish court ordered 50-year-old pastor to remain...

/ July 19, 2018

10 Presences the Church Can Practice for Refugees

Presence 1: Live a Public, Political Faith The Church can live out a public religion, as it was always meant to. Christianity was never intended to be a privatized faith, as though it has no...

/ July 16, 2018

On Repentance: What Is Our Assurance in Repentance?

We’ve looked at three questions about repentance so far: 1) Why repent? 2) What is repentance? and 3) How do we repent? We would do well to look at one further aspect of repentance, one...

/ July 14, 2018

On Repentance: How Do We Repent?

So far in this series, we’ve looked at two questions about repentance: 1) Why repent? and 2) What is repentance? There are still two other questions we want to examine related to repentance: 3) How...

/ July 13, 2018

On Repentance: What Is Repentance?

In this series, we’re looking at four questions about repentance: 1) Why repent? 2) What is repentance? 3) How do we repent? And 4) what is our assurance in repentance? We’re centering around 1 John...

/ July 12, 2018

On Repentance: Why Do We Repent?

The blessing of repentance is central to the message of the gospel and the Christian life. It’s not always popular or fun, but it’s hugely important. We love to jump to, “There is no condemnation...

/ July 11, 2018

Fallen Powers and Church Presence

The root problems of refugeeism are giant and many. Policy, economics, discrimination. I will never forget when a Syrian project leader from Aleppo told me we are all responsible for displacement around the world because...

/ July 9, 2018

Writing Tracker – Week 26 (June 24 – 30)

Writers write. That’s the bottom line. I’ve been really glad to see my series on the Kardeshev Scale and the kingdom of God getting traffic! That’s been encouraging. My “Why Are Catholics Better at Soccer?”...

/ July 6, 2018

Where Is the Word Count?

Writers love word counts because they provide a concrete means of tracking our progress. Readers love word counts because it lets us know what we’re in for (a 50,000-word novella or a 500,000-word epic!). But...

/ July 5, 2018