With Christ in the Cambodian Killing Fields

In the spring of 1975, the Communist Party of Kampuchea---more popularly known as the Khmer Rouge---took official control of Cambodia. Pol Pot, a Marxist driven by visions of a pure socialist state and his desire to rebuild his country, led a revolutionary army into unlikely power and immediately began to implement his plans for a better Cambodia. For … Continue reading With Christ in the Cambodian Killing Fields

A Sustainable Christian Life Requires that We Love Those Around Us

The past thirty years have seen an increase in the phenomenon known as short-term missions. In the last three decades, American church members have enjoyed a growing ease of access to multi-week foreign mission trips in which they provide assistance to the ministry of overseas missionaries and Christian workers. Many churches have joined in what has been called the Short-Term … Continue reading A Sustainable Christian Life Requires that We Love Those Around Us

A Sustainable Christian Life is Characterized by Steady Faithfulness

Horton says it well and memorably: "The key to maturity is time and community" (64). Our impulse for the extraordinary, however, fuels a desire for quick growth which in turn draws us away from community; at least, a community to which we commit ourselves for any length of time. The Restless Generation It's become a truism to say that millennials … Continue reading A Sustainable Christian Life is Characterized by Steady Faithfulness

A Sustainable Christian Life Begins with Justification by Faith Alone

Michael Horton's Ordinary is both a convicting and refreshing book. Horton helps Christians cultivate what he calls "sustainable faith" in world that is characterized with an obsession with the exceptional. The first sentence of Horton's book is a list of adjectives and phrases that are used daily by savvy marketers to attract my generation to some new product. "Radical. Epic. Revolutionary. Transformative. … Continue reading A Sustainable Christian Life Begins with Justification by Faith Alone