Thoughts

Playing with Baby Dolls

Many of you reading this will think that I am fabricating today’s post. An overactive imagination maybe. Too many tongue tacos perhaps. Today is Día de la Candelaria, or Candlemas in English, is a weird mixture of virgin appearances, tamale eating, playing with ceramic dolls and a reference to Jesus’ presentation in the Temple in …

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Getting Missional

Word definitions are curious animals, especially when a new word or word phrase makes a debut. The American evangelical world has been inundated with fun new phraseology lately. Who are the New Calvinists, and do I want to be one? Are the emergents or the emerging the real heretics? Where is the Elephant room? No …

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Short-term Teams Done Right (part 2)

I can’t help but think that we could be far more strategic in ministry and missions than we usually are. So much more could be done to combine the talents and spiritual gifts of the church in one part of the world with the fertile soil of another culture. The church (wherever it is) should know how to do this, because much of it requires faith. Faith really is amazing. A bit of risk almost always yields exponential results, both internally and externally. Yes, I’m using faith and risk interchangeably, because if you don’t risk something, it’s not faith, it’s just management. Management is a word that makes me drowsy just typing it out. Faith, on the other hand…