August, 2020

James 1:15 – A Fateful Wrong Turn

Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death. The...

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Reading List for August, 2020: Churchill, Crusaders, the Cross, and more…

The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson One would think that after reading Manchester’s Last Lion series, I would...

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Snapshots of Missionary Life: Vacation in Carolina

Usually these “Snapshots” posts are collections of random images culled from our Instagram account. Today will be different, however. Since...

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James 1:14 – The Steve Urkel Syndrome

But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. If you by any...

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Chopping Down Thor’s Oak – The Missionary as Colonizer

One of my favorite missionary stories is from the early Middle Ages. It concerns a monk intent on converting nearby...

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James 1:13 – God and the Blame Game

Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil,...

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The Beautiful Decaying Mansions of São Luís

This video is in Portuguese, and from 1996. Nevertheless, watching it will give you a good feel for the decadent...

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A Different Kind of Father’s Day

Here in Brazil, Father’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of August – not in June as in the...

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That Time Tom Hanks Almost Solved Racism

There’s a Saturday Night Live sketch that I saw in 2016 and have never forgotten. I remember commenting at the...

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James 1:12 – Here’s Your Crown

Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life...

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