Adopted Blood Brothers

***This piece was originally published on Desiring God. You can read the original here.*** So there we were — six of us seated around the table and enjoying each other’s company. Our distinct looking group began to elicit stares. Our group didn’t look like it should go together. At our table were a Lebanese/Brazilian pastor,… Continue reading Adopted Blood Brothers

Churches Loving Other Churches

Generally, the mark of disciples and the church as a whole is love.  We are called to love our husbands and wives.  To love orphans and widows.  To love our enemies.  In fact, the mark of the disciple is their love for other believers (John 13:35) which is something typically flesh out well in the… Continue reading Churches Loving Other Churches

Relationships & Community – Must Haves in Youth Ministry

School is out and summer is here!!  If any of you are involved in Youth Ministry in any way, you know that this is a busy time of year.  Last Wednesday was no different for us.  That morning, a student came by the house for an hour to talk and hang out with my wife… Continue reading Relationships & Community – Must Haves in Youth Ministry