Why Not Simple?

Why Not Simple?

Before I moved to a Muslim-majority country (over two decades ago), I was on pastoral staff at a church in rural upstate New York. I knew a few families who did what they called “house church.” These families had attended our church for a while, then left. They had...
Spectacular in Devotion  . . . Tragic in Emptiness

Spectacular in Devotion . . . Tragic in Emptiness

On any other day, Jesse might have sat next to this man in a restaurant or stood next to him in line at the grocery store. He would have been dressed in western clothes. He might have been on his way to the office where he is most likely a software programmer. While...
God of the Hills and Valleys

God of the Hills and Valleys

A Story from the Field: Dr Peters writes: “I don’t think I’ve ever cared for a patient while being watched like that before. There were so many people – you could feel the silence.  Little children, older men, young pregnant moms, and his wife,...