Lepers, Adulterers, Tax Collectors

Lepers, Adulterers, Tax Collectors

In the Gospels, Jesus is notorious for hanging out with those who would make most church people uncomfortable. The religious leaders were shocked by Jesus’ behavior. For some, Jesus’ willingness to hang out with the riffraff disqualified Him as a religious leader....
Is Your Worldview Clock-Wise or Counter-Clock-Wise?

Is Your Worldview Clock-Wise or Counter-Clock-Wise?

We were traveling to some remote villages in Kenya, just northwest of Nairobi. As our African leaders drove down the road, we came to a place, “You are now crossing the Equator.” It suddenly occurred to me even though I had crossed the equator numerous times, it was...
America Is a Mission Field

America Is a Mission Field

I love the story of what happened to a church in a neighboring town from where I live in Indiana. The Auburn Presbyterian Church, like most Presbyterian churches, was made up of upper-middle class and upper class, white-collar people who live in the all-white, bedroom...
Millennials: Faith and Mission

Millennials: Faith and Mission

Millennials are those between 18-29. They might be your children, or your grandchildren. If you are a millennial, you likely are reading this column online. Millennials are children of the internet. As those born into an electronic world, they are natural networkers....