Monthly Archives: August 2014

Numero dos… Mr. Silas!

In a previous post I introduced our oldest child, Lydia. Now I’d like to introduce you to the young lad who, if we lived in biblical times, would inherit a double portion of my estate: Silas Matthew! Silas was born … Continue reading

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Five Ways to Support Missionaries When Your Budget is Maxed Out

Missionaries have to raise support (at least most of us do!). As I connect with folks, share about the work that God is doing in Japan, and invite them to participate through prayer and financial support, sometimes the answer comes … Continue reading

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Introducing… Lydia!

I thought I would take a few posts and introduce our kiddos, since they will be living the missionary life just as much as Caroline and me. I think and wonder often about what their lives will look like growing … Continue reading

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Radical: A Review

I’ve just finished reading David Platt’s book, Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream. Platt often speaks at the big evangelical conferences, and I had heard a lot about this book and read some responses, both positive and … Continue reading

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Anniversaries and the Gospel

Last week was our 9th wedding anniversary, so we celebrated by going out lunch. Since Caroline has been pregnant for the better part of the last two years, we haven’t had a lot of opportunity to enjoy sushi together, so … Continue reading

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The Struggle to Sacrifice

One of the aspects of Christian living that I find hardest to live out is self-sacrifice. Specifically, it’s difficult for me – and I’d wager to say for all of us – to be willing to sacrifice things that I … Continue reading

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Is the Church Fulfilling the Great Commission Strategically?

In considering whether or not the church is being strategic in fulfilling the Great Commission, we need to answer several questions. What did Jesus intend in the Great Commission? In Jesus’ famous last command, commonly known as the “Great Commission,” … Continue reading

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