J.A. Medders offers up some important (and a few not-so-important) tips on surviving and thriving at Together for the Gospel.
Here’s a tough situation to navigate: “One major principle is to not do something for someone that they can do for themselves. Good-hearted giving from Westerners sometimes (maybe even most of the time) creates dependency, encourages sinful habits and removes motivation to work hard. That is exactly where I find myself.”
I’m thankful to Jemar and Tyler of the Reformed African American Network for discussing my articles from last week on their latest podcast.
“You see that happy missionary family smiling out of the postcard on your fridge? Their marriage is probably hanging by a thread.” Here’s valuable advice on caring for and praying for missionaries.
At some point every preacher or teacher needs to grapple with having delivered a poor, or just very average, sermon or lesson. “For all of us who feel like we missed it yesterday, let these thoughts encourage you as you begin the new work week…”
This Day in 1836. 180 years ago today, George Mueller opened his famous orphanage on Wilson Street in Bristol, England. *
Gavin Peacock tells about his transition from professional soccer in the UK to pastoral ministry in Canada.
Trevin Wax: “Here’s what I’m going to do in this lengthy post. I’m going to summarize and quote from some of the most important parts of the document. At the end, I’m going to get to the most controversial aspect (including that footnote)…”
We cannot infer from prosperity that God is pleased with us, nor can we infer from adversity that he is displeased with us.—Wilson Benton