What Kind of God Do We Serve?

What Kind of God Do We Serve?

Many of us are familiar with the two diagnostic questions from Evangelism Explosion. The first is to ask, “If you were to die tonight and stand before God, do you know for certain that he would take you into heaven?” The second question is similar: “If you were to stand before God tonight and he […]

By Josiah Bancroft on June 30, 2015

I Told My Neighbor the Truth… and Here’s What Happened

I Told My Neighbor the Truth… and Here’s What Happened

Editors note: Integral to Serge is the idea that we are nothing more than “one beggar showing another beggar where to find bread.” The following, excerpted from Serge’s renewal course called Sonship, is a humorous account of the way God loves working through weakness, pushing us to desperately need the benefits of the gospel even as, […]

By Drew Angus on June 24, 2015

Listen: A Central African Worship Song

Listen: A Central African Worship Song

Several years ago, I was given a book by Chuck Jacob which was based on a Burundian hymn (of all things).  The hymn was written in the early 20th century in Kirundi by a man named Emmanuel Sibomana.  An Anglican missionary translated it into English, and this was used as the structure for this book on the […]

By Eric McLaughlin on June 22, 2015

This Little Piggy… Stop! A Cross-Cultural Blooper

This Little Piggy… Stop! A Cross-Cultural Blooper

A few days ago, I was holding little Abdi (not his real name) because he wasn’t old enough to play the game New City folks were running at Kids Club. Playing with his chubby fingers, I tried to keep him occupied. Then I started to sing a nursery rhyme I remembered from my childhood: “This little […]

By Chris Hatch on June 18, 2015

Why Heart Matters: The Spillover Effect

Why Heart Matters: The Spillover Effect

There’s a reason we tell the gospel both to others and to ourselves. You might call it the spillover effect. Let me explain. I recently observed an Internet debate about, of all things, yeast in the Bible. The participants were trying to decide whether biblical references to yeast were meant to warn against something bad […]

By Jack Klumpenhower on June 15, 2015

Local Partnerships for Gospel Impact

Local Partnerships for Gospel Impact

The mountains shoot up sheer from all sides of the valley, bare and rugged at the tops and scattered with pine trees on the way down, then the bright greens and yellows of terraced gardens and fields in stark contrast to the brown of winter. At the bottom, between me and my destination, winds a […]

By Serge on June 09, 2015

Our Misplaced Hope: The Law or the Trinity?

Our Misplaced Hope: The Law or the Trinity?

This past Monday, only one day after celebrating Trinity Sunday, I listened to a talk by Dave Desforge on a topic that you may find hard to resist (wink): the law.   Even though God’s law is not a topic that typically has gravitational pull, Dave showed how our thinking about God’s law comes into play […]

By Eileen O'Gorman on June 04, 2015

Taking One for the Team: The Call and Example of Christ

Taking One for the Team: The Call and Example of Christ

Taking One for the Team in Mundri, South Sudan Cleaning out the Team House kitchen sink drainage trap that smells rancid in 100+ degree heat.   Setting your alarm for the middle of the night to walk across the compound with your headlamp to check a teammates temperature or clean out their barf bucket.   […]

By Heidi Lutjens on June 03, 2015