Archive for May, 2006

Reflections on ‘Confessions’

May 17th, 2006

I have been reading Mark Driscoll’s new book, “Confessions of a Reformission Rev." It has been both enjoyable, insightful, encouraging, and intellectually stimulating. In the chapter entitled, ‘Jesus if anyone else calls my house I may be seeing you real soon,’ he says this:
It was at that time that I realized our church would never […]

King of the Hill

May 16th, 2006

My fellow missionary Jenny Jack, came across this hilarious excerpt of the television show “King of the Hill.” It is about church shopping (a.k.a. Simon – you know who you are:-)
It is her MAY 5th blog entry…CLICK HERE!!!

Roadblocks to Humility?

May 10th, 2006

CRM, my mission’s agency, is preparing for our quad-annual conference. They just sent us out an email that struck me as a fantastic word on HUMILITY.
The term humility mostly conjures up thoughts of its opposites, such as arrogance and pride. However, the roadblocks to humility usually aren’t such obvious vices. Instead they are more often […]

Godliness and Talent

May 8th, 2006

If you have been reading the last two blogs you might be under the impression that I have a low opinion of current works on leadership. Not so. I am currently finishing off ‘Leadership Next’ by Eddie Gibbs, and just today was listening to ‘The Catalyst Podcast’ (a new leadership podcast interviewing people like Andy […]


May 6th, 2006

I have had this thing for missionary biographies since summer 1994. I was on Summer Staff at Lakeside Bible Camp as a ski boat driver and my mentor Don Crook was the Director of Staff. One day he pulled out a box of missionary biographies and asked us all to choose one and read it. […]

The Biblicists are missing…does anyone care?

May 1st, 2006

Why is there so much Christian resistance to reading the Bible? Why do I find it extremely rare to find church leaders who enjoy the bible? Pastors who read it even when they don’t have to prepare to teach it? Why is it I no longer expect to meet a pastor who loves the word?
The […]