Multiplying Churches in Japanese Soil
Sunday, October 15, 2017

Available October 2017 at William Carey Library and Amazon.com. Since the beginning of missionary efforts in Japan in the sixteenth century, the Japanese church has experienced periods of quiet flourishing and periods of intense persecution. Arguably, however, it has never managed to take root as... .. read more..

People in Irish cities don’t have time for religion
Sunday, October 15, 2017

New census data on religion was published by the Central Statistics Office on Thursday October 12th.  In an article in the Irish Times by Jenna Clarke- Molloy. Students give their perspective on how the country is changing in light of the census data on religion. Have a read if you get a chance. ... .. read more..

Splitting up
Monday, October 16, 2017

Have you ever been in a church split? How did it make you feel? How did you deal with it? Were you a leaver or one left behind? One going out or sending? We have "lost" maybe 2/3 of our congregation in the last 6 months. Doesn't matter why, but I feel like I have to grieve a little bit. Reactions... .. read more..

Mamas and their Babies
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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Day 1 of Crew's work.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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Celebrating the Reformation: Returning to God's Word
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

It was 1517, exactly 500 years ago during this month of October. Through neglect of the Word of God, the western church, which was centered in Rome, had by and large fallen into grave error and abuse. Though there were always pockets of true Bible-believers, over the course of several hundred yea... .. read more..

TedxBordeaux and the LutherFest
Saturday, October 14, 2017

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LutherFest500 photo
Monday, October 16, 2017

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Generous Giving
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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Keeping it real today
Monday, October 16, 2017

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The Christian Life Is a Paradox
Friday, October 13, 2017

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The Path of Wonder, and The Path of Suffering
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

This quote from the book on the Trinity I am sloowwwllly reading has stuck with me for at least a week, so it's worth sharing.  The author talks about how difficult it is for us to cross over from intellectual affirmation of doctrine to grasp the mystery of "deep calls to deep" (Psalm 42), a... .. read more..

Thursday, Day 3's work.
Friday, October 20, 2017

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Even BEFORE we open our mouths
Saturday, October 21, 2017

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Hello Again!
Friday, October 13, 2017

Well, hello blog world!  It has been a little while.  After posting my last post we finished up our visit in South Carolina.  Before leaving town we boarded a cruise ship for five days to the Bahamas.  We then drove 12 hours back to Mississippi and have spent every day since t... .. read more..

Retro: Sunflowers
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Here’s another Hannah & Nathanael classic for you, a video taken 10 years ago this very day in Cuernavaca. .. read more..

Some reflections on TED at Bordeaux
Monday, October 16, 2017

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Bordeaux Church has a new website
Saturday, October 21, 2017

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Day 2 in photos
Thursday, October 19, 2017

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The Genesis of my story in Paraguay: Part 2
Thursday, October 19, 2017

In Part 1, I shared how my first move to Paraguay was at age 5. At that time I was a minor, following my parents around. But my second move to Paraguay was at age 25 when after college, I—or better said, we—decided to move back to Paraguay. This time, the Genesis was a letter inviting us to help ... .. read more..

Teaching Update
Monday, October 16, 2017

I’m very proud of 35 students this semester and the hard work they’re putting into our Christian Apologetics course at Ethnos360 Bible Institute. I’m asking them to wrestle with some very difficult concepts. The course is a simulated Apologetics and Evangelism practicum that is ... .. read more..

SCHOOL DAZE
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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Autumn in Canada
Thursday, October 19, 2017

Enjoying the beautiful October colours  on the road to Truro, Nova Scotia. After our big weekend in Moncton, we travelled to Saint John where we connected with friends and spoke at gatherings hosted by Lancaster and RiverCross Baptist Churches . We are so thankful to pastors Wayne Murphy, Ro... .. read more..

Photo of the Week: Not so still, but very blue, waters
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

August 2015. Atera Valley, in the Kiso Valley region of Nagano Prefecture. For more photos from that day, check out my photoblog. .. read more..

Shingles
Saturday, October 21, 2017

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