James 1:18 – Firetruck! Firetruck! Firetruck!

Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of...

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A Very Special Weekend: Ebenezer Retreat and Baptism

This one gets filed under both “Camp” and “Church Plant”, because it marked a milestone in both ministries. Pastor Francivaldo...

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James 1:17 – This Isn’t God’s First Rodeo

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom...

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Snapshots of Missionary Life: Sunrise, Sunset, and Everything In Between

It’s been a busy couple of weeks here in Maranhão, Brazil. Here are some snapshots of our activities, culled from...

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Conference: The Kingdom of God

At the beginning of the month one of our sister churches held their annual conference, and invited me to come...

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A Brazilian Emperor, a Scottish Sea Captain, and Why I’m Voting for Donald Trump

The year was 1822, and Dom Pedro – the newly-minted emperor of the newly-minted nation of Brazil – had two...

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James 1:16 – Stop Whitewashing the Fence

Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren. For our around-the-table reading, our family just finished up the Mark Twain classic,...

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Snapshots of Missionary Life: Carmichael, Car Trouble, and more…

Last Friday I got a rare writing day, and made some real progress on the third Missionary Max book. Speaking...

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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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