The Monk and the Executive
Brazil News and Views

The Monk and the Executive

I have noticed that every time I walk into a bookstore down here, a book entitled “O Monge e o Executivo” (The Monk and the Executive) is featured prominently. I had no idea, however, that it had such an interesting background. Check out this story from the Washington Post: SAO PAULO, Brazil, Aug. 11 —…

The Missionary Quest
Writings

The Missionary Quest

Recently a young lady wrote to me with the following questions: When you first found out you were being called to be a missionary? What are some steps you took to get there? What did you have to go through to become a missionary? Below is my response: 1. After I surrendered my life to…

The Great Commission Revisited
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The Great Commission Revisited

1. The basis for the Great Commission is Christ’s authority, not man’s compassion, the vast need, or any of the other emotional tugs we get at missionary conferences. Of course we are to have compassion on the lost, but based on Christ’s compassion–because His authority is the basis for our mission. 2. The goal of…

Why I Love Brazil
Brazil News and Views

Why I Love Brazil

The subtitle of this weblog informs that these are the “musings of a missionary to Brazil.” It occured to me that up until now precious little had been said about Brazil. I would therefore like to use today’s space to share several reasons why I am in love with Brazil. Reason #1: Brazilians Brazilians are…

I Love Flat Tires!
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I Love Flat Tires!

After you read the title for this entry, you probably have the sneaking suspicion that I am crazy. I will make no effort here to dispute that suspicion. After all, who enjoys flat tires? They are the bane of the traveller’s existence, inconveniencing the otherwise smooth transit by automobile from one point to another. Yet,…