7 Things That Mission Workers Can Learn From the Ecuadorean Earthquake.

I was originally going to title this post; “What Short-Term Missionaries Can Learn from the Ecuadorean Earthquake,” but it seemed to narrow.  Whether you do short of long-term mission work, there are some valuable lessons to be learn in disaster relief efforts. As some of you may already know, a 7.8 earthquake that it many […]

The Obliteration Of Penal Substitutionary Atonement – You Can’t Get There From Here

First off, what is Penal substitutionary atonement? it refers to the doctrine that Christ died on the cross as a substitute for sinners. God imputed the guilt of our sins to Christ, and he, in our place, bore the punishment that we deserve. This was a full payment for sins, which satisfied both the wrath and […]

If You’re Bearing One Another’s Burdens, It’s Hard To Pat Yourself On The Back.

The word for “burden” (baros) means literally “a heavy weight or stone” someone is required to carry for a long distance. Figuratively it came to mean any oppressive ordeal or hardship that was difficult to bear, as in Matt 20:12, where Jesus spoke of the workers in the vineyard “who have borne the burden of […]

Thou Art The Church Which Causeth Poverty!

Dr. Jayakumar Christian once said, “Relationship is not a program or activity, an after thought, or an add-on.  The basic unit in any society is not individuals, but people in relationships. When “people in relationships” is fractured, or broken, or exclusion happens, then that is poverty and oppression.” You would think that one of the […]