The Gospel of Crossing: The Gospel According To One Old Guy Carrying A Cross

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How Are We To Spread the News?: Bible Thumping, Thermometers, and Radical Service

Image by Ryan McGeeney Often the greatest difficulty of missional work is to know how to preach the gospel. Growing up, I tried a wide assortment of “sharing your faith” forms. While optimistic when learning them, I soon came to realize that they were none to successful. In fact, now when looking back, I am somewhat embarrassed that I thought they would ever work or that I even went through with them. No doubt there were many different types or... Read More

Are We Really Evangelical? Thoughts on Hell, Action, and Missional Living

“If we only believed what comes out of our mouths, our actions would be very different.” These were the words which poured over me as I stood in the shower this morning. If I truly believed, if I really caught a glimpse of the urgency of the gospel, I would be doing things so much more differently. All the things which seem so incredibly important, would suddenly seem foolish. If the reality of Hell (on earth and eternal) was tangible, real, and... Read More

Trusting in Our Words Instead of Trusting in God: The Paradox of Faith In the Miraculous

As I sat on the bench preparing for a day of service, I heard a woman wailing outside. Our medical team was preparing for a full day of work in the jungle. We hadn’t even opened the doors yet to see patients because we had just arrived. After a few minutes I saw my dear friend, the former strongest man in Peru, carrying a woman writhing in pain. She couldn’t walk, she could barely talk, and my immediate reaction was to stare. Through translators... Read More

Forget the Planet, Mormons are Taking over the Universe: Rethinking and Becoming a Missional People

Space. The final frontier. Stretching beyond their local gathering places, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is about to embark on their greatest missional journey. Their door-to-door mission on Schwinn bicycles with ties flapping to-and-fro as they spread their message with incredible vigor is a thing of the past. Their future: no, not world domination. That’s small potatoes. Galactic and planetary missions—now that is the goal... Read More

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