Thoughts on “Raising Support”

“I’d rather preach for an hour in front of a hundred people than sit down with my friend and tell him something he doesn’t want to hear.”   My friend listened and smiled. “Of course! Staying in your strength is always easier. But trusting God often means taking steps in areas where you feel uncomfortable.” He was right. It’s easy to huddle near the places where we feel adequate and weasel out … [Read More...]

Will You Do It Again?

Why go to a place like Europe, especially Geneva, where evidences of Christianity appear everywhere? The history of the city tells the story of the need for God’s ongoing work, as well as the optimism we can have that God can intervene even when the spiritual outlook looks bleak. In the Middle Ages Geneva thrived as a strategic city, located near major crossroads and housing more inns per capita than anywhere in Europe. Over time, conditions declined. Drunkenness and prostitution were … [Read More...]