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 back, "We believe the work you're doing is great, and we'd love to support you, …

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 negative, so I was curious to read it for myself. Here I offer a brief …

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," our Lord instructs His followers to "make disciples of all nations" (Matt 28:19). The term …