Tag: hope

  • Practice What We Preach

    Practice What We Preach

    The other week, I made a trip to the local police station to get an affidavit. In South Africa, this is the venue you head to make a document “official”. The officer who helped me chatted with me a bit. He inquired how long I’d been in the nation and where I stayed. Finally he […]

  • Wanting To Change is Not Enough

    Wanting To Change is Not Enough

    “For I have the desire to what is right but not the ability to carry it out” (Romans 7:18) Paul eloquently demonstrates in Romans 7 the struggle so many of us feel as we walk with God. We want to do what is right, but keep making the same mistakes. Disobedience is not in our […]

  • A Blend of Grace and Effort

    A Blend of Grace and Effort

    As humans we tend to go to extremes. The idea of tension and living in the midst of it is difficult. We are a people of “either or”, not “both”. In writings and teaching about grace and works, you often get this as well. Very few talk about the balance between the two, rather than […]

  • 7 Steps Preventing Mission Drift

    7 Steps Preventing Mission Drift

    I’m posting on A Life Overseas today on the topic of Mission Drift. This discussion is based on the fantastic book, [amazon_link id=”0764211013″ target=”_blank” ]Mission Drift: The Unspoken Crisis Facing Leaders, Charities, and Churches[/amazon_link], by Peter Greer which I highly recommend. Peter Greer is the president of HOPE International, a global faith-based microfinance organization based […]

  • Matt Chandler from Catalyst 2014

    Matt Chandler from Catalyst 2014

    I recently had the privilege of blogging at the Catalyst 2014 Conference as a part of the Blogger Team! Thursday nights session started with a worship time led by Matt Redman (his album [amazon_link id=”B00E4V0D76″ target=”_blank” ]Your Grace Finds Me[/amazon_link] is amazing.) Matt Chandler, the lead pastor at The Village Church and the President of the Acts […]