Singing the Cross

Singing the Cross

MANILA — A few days ago, I retweeted this quote from theologian and New Testament scholar Gordon Fee: “Show me a church’s music, and I’ll show you their theology.” The sobering implication is this: your church’s theology will more closely mirror the music you sing...
How to Preach the Cross

How to Preach the Cross

  MANILA—Last week, I wrote about the importance of preaching the cross. We must continually emphasize the cross because it is something that most people (religious or secular) don’t want to hear—and it’s something that most preachers (evangelical or otherwise) don’t...
Preaching the Cross

Preaching the Cross

MANILA—When I was growing up, my family did not go to church every Sunday, but we never missed Christmas Eve or Easter. This image of the “Christmas-and Easter-only” churchgoer is always in the back of my mind when I prepare to preach in the weeks leading up to...
Looking for Leaders vs Seeing Leaders

Looking for Leaders vs Seeing Leaders

TAGAYTAY, PHILIPPINES—I am enjoying a few days in beautiful Tagaytay for our annual Every Nation Asian Leadership Team (ALT) meeting. The last time Deborah and I were here, it was for my son James’s wedding. Whenever I gather with our leaders from Asia and hear...
God’s Will and Our Will

God’s Will and Our Will

  DUBAI—This past weekend, Deborah and I stopped in Singapore on our way to Every Nation’s 2018 Build Conference in Dubai. On Sunday, I had the privilege of preaching at Every Nation Church Singapore. The church is going through a series in Genesis, and I...