Happy New Year! 2019 is underway! I love fresh starts, new calendars, and looking ahead to good things to come. I started this year by reading a book by Dr. William B. Lawrence, who serves as professor of American Church History at Perkins School of Theology and is a research fellow at Duke Divinity School. … Continue reading A Mission for the Methodists
As I write this, the remnants of hurricane Michael are right over the area where I live. The trees are swaying in the wind and the rain comes in bands. I’m familiar with this kind of weather because I grew up on the Texas Gulf Coast. I just never expected it would be part of … Continue reading Reading with Missional Lenses
Last month I attended the Wild Goose Festival and had the opportunity to hear a presentation by the hosts of the Failed Missionary podcast and the author of The Very Worst Missionary. The conversation revealed a lot of pain and questions around the practice of mission, in particular, evangelical short-term mission and mission placements of … Continue reading What is Mission?