The 'Deacon Language' of the New Testament is a Language of Mission.

To have a heart of  deacon-ship means to have a heart filled with the love of Christ, humbly serving others in a way that you see Christ in them, and they see Christ at work in you and in your mission. “And Yeshua sat down and he called the twelve and he said to them, […]

What About Plowing In Short-Term Missions Trips?

If we’re honest, much of short-term missions is about harvesting. The unsettled urgency to ‘win souls,’ and the expenditures towards that end drive the reaping, plucking, and gathering of ‘fruit.’ In many cases that fruit is considered to be the canny but hesitant confessions of unripened and uncultivated hearts, or the hastily repeated prayers of […]

At the Point Where Disfellowship Began…

There’s an interesting phrase in Spanish, “El Punto De Partido,” which literally means “starting point,” or “match point” if you put an “a” at the end as in “partid(a).”  It can also mean point of separation, division, or split.  In the past few weeks I heard “Punto de Partido” used in the sense of Christian […]

Did you know that the word "mission" is completely missing from the New Testament?

Did you know that the word “mission” is completely missing from the New Testament?  Even when the NASB uses the term in Acts 12:25, “And Barnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem when they had fulfilled their mission, taking along with them John, who was also called Mark,” it’s really not the word “mission.”  What does […]