Consider the Ant

Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! – Proverbs 6:6

It started about two months ago during the drought: an unrelenting parade of tiny ants in our master bathroom. They first were there for water, so when rainy season started, I expected them to find their way back outside, where they could eat and drink to their (more…)

But I Can’t Evangelize

Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation, namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation.—2 Corinthians 5:18-19

“But I can’t evangelize . . . “

So many people say that, (more…)

How You Can Help the Least of These

“And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to the least of these My brothers, you did it to Me.’” – Matthew 25:40

What image comes to mind when you think of “the least of these”? Children? The poor? The downtrodden? As Denny Burke recently noted, the context of Matthew 25:40 demonstrates “the least of (more…)

Why I Do Short-Term Missions

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit and teaching them everything I have commanded you. And surely I will be with you, to the very end of this age. – Matthew 28:19-20

Short-term missions have come under fire, partly for good reason. Sometimes short-term missionaries cause more (more…)

He Said ‘Go,’ So I Went

Sunday afternoon I returned from Anchorage after about 18 hours of travel. When I put on my sneakers yesterday, Alaska had left an imprint on their soles. It also left an imprint on my soul.

I went because Jesus said “go.” I could have said “no”: No, I’m seriously asthmatic. No, I have celiac disease. No, I’m self-employed. But as you know (more…)