Modern-day Power Encounters

I remember reading in my Perspectives Class on world mission a phenomenon called “power encounters” whereby a missionary would directly confront the idols of the day in some bombastic way to show the futility of such idols. For example, tearing down a...

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Live58 From the website: It’s possible, you know. More than that, it’s probable. The end of extreme global poverty. 52% of the world’s population once lived in extreme poverty. That number is now 26% — and that percentage was reduced in one...

Gospel Labor & Raking Leaves

My church just finished a week-long missions conference. As one might expect from such a conference, there was a repeated appeal for the serious consideration of Jesus’ command regarding sending laborers out into the field (Matthew 9). With this in mind, Sunday...

Dwelling with Non-Christians

Darrin Patrick Preliminary Questions: Do you love non-Christians? Do you have good friends that are far from God? Is your heart broken consistently for lost people? Romans 10:15 – It is your job to realize that you have been sent. He wants to take away excuses for why...

Exclusivism & the Magi

As I mentioned I preached from Matthew 1.18-2.23 last Sunday. I preached through the narrative and organized my thoughts into three points: 1) False religion faces; 2) Unexpected worship; 3) Of an unexpected king. I understood the narrative to draw a very sharp...