Dying Grandfather Accepts Jesus 

Dying Grandfather Accepts Jesus 

Kam’s grandfather, Sunan, took his position as commune leader very seriously. He worked hard for the people and never charged anyone for the work he did, although other commune leaders did. Sunan was very ill for a long time but never told anyone. He lived separately...
The Great Commission . . . not a job for experts only

The Great Commission . . . not a job for experts only

How are you doing at making disciples? Are you teaching them to obey what Jesus commanded? These are the questions that were asked of my group a few weeks ago, as we participated in a Phase One Training Launch, held by Forefront Experience. These questions really...
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...
The Beginning of the End?

The Beginning of the End?

Four years later, as Allied forces landed on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day, the situation was no longer the end of the beginning. It was now the beginning of the end. The war was not over, but the end was in sight, and everyone knew it. In the U.S., in the years...
Beyond Caste – Breaking the Barriers

Beyond Caste – Breaking the Barriers

Teaching obedience is very different from simply teaching about Jesus or about the Bible. Jesus’ final command to His disciples was to “teach them to obey [Him].” Racism in any form is unacceptable to God. Prejudice in any form, having a preconceived notion about...