How Do We Reach the Nations?

How Do We Reach the Nations?

I will never forget how Deborah and I were received when we moved to the Philippines as cross-cultural missionaries. Filipinos greeted us with unearned kindness, graciousness, and curiosity. They accepted us into their lives and families, and they forgave us when we...
What Is Positional Leadership?

What Is Positional Leadership?

Consensus leadership happens when a team of individuals works together to collectively make a decision. Positional leadership happens when a leader has a certain hierarchical position that allows him or her to make quick, unilateral decisions. Many of you have very...
Ukraine Update

Ukraine Update

It’s been more than a week since the Russian army invaded Ukraine, creating a humanitarian and refugee crisis that the world is watching with sadness, dismay, and fear. In the midst of the terrible news that we are seeing day by day, I have been so proud to hear how...
Joseph: The Power of Forgiveness

Joseph: The Power of Forgiveness

Most people can probably identify a time in their lives when they felt that a dream or calling wasn’t happening—or at least wasn’t rolling out the way that they thought it would.What do we do when our dream doesn’t seem to be happening? Do we respond by thinking that...
Jacob: The Process of Change

Jacob: The Process of Change

How does a person change? Are we doomed to be whoever we are at our most sinful moment? Is change really possible? Is real change instant or gradual or both?The Bible gives us an answer to these questions through the dramatic story of Jacob.Jacob was a serial liar who...
Isaac: The Reward of Patience

Isaac: The Reward of Patience

Many of us have longstanding seemingly unanswered prayers and unfulfilled visions. Others experience a sense of calling that always feels a few more years away.What are we supposed to do as we wait on the Lord to answer prayers, fulfill his promises, and activate his...