Learning about Church Planting from Paul…The Employee

Paul left Athens and went to Corinth. There he found a Jew named Aquila…Because they practiced the same trade, he worked with them. They all worked with leather. Every Sabbath he interacted with people in the synagogue, trying to convince both Jews and Greeks. Once Silas and Timothy arrived, Paul devoted himself fully to the […]


Don’t Go On Missions Overseas Unless You Have This

Don’t go on missions overseas unless you have this: missions DNA. In a missions-minded churches, (in my experience), I have found the temptation of enamoring or romanticizing the idea of going overseas for missions at the cost of what really matters which is the lifestyle. Unless we have the lifestyle here and now of evangelizing, discipling, […]


I Like to Think the Apostles Aren’t Anything Special

The council was caught by surprise by the confidence with which Peter and John spoke. After all, they understood that these apostles were uneducated and inexperienced. They also recognized that they had been followers of Jesus. Acts 4:13 I love reading about the apostles in the book of Acts these days because I’m seeing that […]


Respect Me: Asian Men and the Pain of Not Knowing Who We Are

All men are broken Broken men break their children. Who grow up to be broken. Misty Edwards – All Men Are Broken What do Asian men need most? If you are anyway acquainted with Asian culture, then you already know the answer–respect. Above love, above success, riches or fame, Asian men crave respect. Perhaps as some of […]


Intimacy is Everything

God does not call us to tasks, but to be with Him and do tasks. Godly tasks are not the ends of the Christian life. I had a revelation this weekend that for my version of faithful Christianity is so works-oriented. As if obedience is something Jesus sends us off and to do by ourselves. No, […]


Testimony: God the Protector of My Scooter and Me

Here’s a pretty sweet God story of God watching over my scooter and me. Last week Wednesday, we did a Bible study at work of Psalm 91, and the takeaway from that was that “I need to ask God for protection when I ride my scooter.” So I begin doing so that day. Thursday, I’m […]


The Foundation of Christian Living is…Obedience

The experiential difference between the one who hears God versus the one who hears God and obeys is absurdly monumental. Jesus, after preaching two straight chapters on the sermon on the mount, says his final words by basically saying, “The difference between those of you here who heard and those who heard and will obey is […]


The Bible’s Mandate Interpreted

Bible: Take care of orphans, widows, poor, and the fatherless. Interpretation: Take care of people with great brokenness, with great pain, with great abandonment, and whose hearts are just broken from relational or systemic injustices. These people, by virtue of having such brokenness, will take an extraordinary amount of time, energy, patience, love, and money […]