Turning the Tide on Gender-Based Violence

Turning the Tide on Gender-Based Violence

New Years celebrations in Delhi India were subdued this past week. Some were cancelled. The entire nation of India is galvanized by the rape of a 23 year old medical student by six men on a bus a few days ago. Indeed the world is in mourning at her subsequent death....
Live (don’t “Make”) Resolutions

Live (don’t “Make”) Resolutions

January is always fascinating. Mainly because it’s always a month that begins with the highest of ideals and ends with “business as usual” (think “resolutions” here). January 1st: “I’m staying away from chocolate”; Jan...
The Impact of Giving

The Impact of Giving

I’m just now calling the churches that hosted a “WOW Christmas” fund-raiser this past year. Seventeen participated. Awesome! I try to impress upon these congregations the profound impact their generosity has. For example: One of our first WOW...
Being like Jesus

Being like Jesus

Jesus once said that those “who are forgiven much love much” (Luke 7:47, NIV). This may be why the marginalized, the outcasts, and the “sinners” of his day were his preferred friends. It seems there is a ratio between the sense of guilt and...
The Value of Short Term Missions

The Value of Short Term Missions

I’ve had  a lot of exposure to short term missions groups over the years. Back in the 80’s when we were planting King of Kings church in Jerusalem, Kathy and I began a short-term ministry called Kibbutz Shalom, which saw hundreds of young people from North...
Getting in the Game

Getting in the Game

There’s a huge match-fixing scandal in the world of professional soccer that is causing great concern internationally, especially as the World Cup of Football is pending. Apparently bribes as high as $120,000.00 have been given to referees and players in order...