Category Theology

I’m the worst of sinners… but you’re worse

I don’t know what it is about the internet, but it tends to bring out the worst in people. Yesterday, I was checking out a Facebook group for young ministers, and I came across a post about unreached people groups. I LOVE reading and talking about unreached people groups—those groups that not only aren’t Christians, […]

Blank Slates?

We see a lot of Catholic school kids come by our Summer Welcome table every summer. And by come by, I mean walk by. Perhaps it’s because our group is primarily made up of Protestants (i.e., non-Catholics), but I don’t think that’s it. Typically, when they stop long enough to talk, they talk about how […]

Babies as a Witness

I recently heard a story from a medical missionary in Zambia who is working with HIV-infected individuals. The end of the day came, and the missionary was tired. He was ready to go home. But five files plopped down on his desk, and he went to meet with them before clocking out. The files belonged […]

Christians Don’t Tell Lies, We Sing Them

Those of you who know me well know that I’m attracted to contrarian information—things that are counter-intuitive, and even controversial (for example, I love the book Freakonomics and its corresponding podcast. So it should come as no surprise that I still remember something Scott Martin (who would later become my team leader in Kazakhstan) said at […]

A Heart in Communist China

About a month ago, I sat down with a Chinese friend of mine, a Christian who came to the Lord last year. I hadn’t seen him at any of the Chi Alpha events, so I’d given him a call. He said, “Scott, we need to talk, but I think we should do it in person.” […]

Why I Love Jesus (And Religion, Too)

I wasn’t going to write about this video, but people kept asking me about what I thought of it, so I figured I’d jot down some quick thoughts. First of all, I understand where the poet in the video is coming from. I don’t know how many times I heard in my church growing up […]