Global Missions: What Are We Doing Here?


My first go at post-college employment was starting and directing the Global Missions Ministry of a 3000-member mega-church. I was getting paid, and I was traveling—two things I’d never done before. In many ways, it was exciting work.

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Why I’m Marching About Climate Change


Today people are coming together around the globe to march on climate change. I’ll be marching as well, not in spite of my faith but because of it.

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ISIS vs the Way of Jesus

Isis Fighters

The way of Jesus is the hard way. Forgiveness, love, choosing to lay down our lives is the most difficult path in the face of real enemies. ISIS is real. But love is far more powerful.

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Jim Foley, ISIS, and What I Learned from Being Kidnapped


We sat on mats in a traditional sitting room in a remote village of northwestern Iraq. One of our captors guarded the door with his assault rifle at the other end of the room.

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Ebola, Inequality, and the One Who Brings Us Hope


A couple of weeks ago, when news of the Ebola crisis in Africa first broke, my husband Ben said something surprising to me.

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The Bible says ‘Mourn’ for Iraq and Gaza before you tweet for it!

Mourn For Gaza And Israel

AUG 12, 2014 | BY: MATT DARVAS — Like it or not, the world is at war. However most of the time, we don’t give it a second thought…

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War, Women, and Children

War Women And Children

AUG 8, 2014 | BY: PETE NEWLOVE — We should remember the women of Israel who live under the threat of indiscriminate rockets…

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