El que…

“El que lee mucho y anda mucho, ve mucho y sabe mucho.” ― Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de La Mancha

Old Testament God

If we think God isn’t compassionate and forgiving in the Old Testament, we haven’t read about his patience with the Israelites. And if we think he isn’t demanding and warlike in the New Testament, we’ve missed some of Jesus’s most … Read More

Double force

The seventeenth-century English pastor Walter Marshall brilliantly pointed out that the good news is a double force in a believer’s life. The good news that we’re forgiven, adopted, and forever loved by God creates thankfulness and hope of life with … Read More

Two kinds

Church kids come in one of two types—unsaved and saved. Both types desperately need to see Jesus. Klumpenhower, Jack. Show Them Jesus: Teaching the Gospel to Kids. New Growth Press, 2014.


Here is a short video of s’more making during our Conversational English activity this weekend (watch for the barbarities committed when people realize you can roast more than just marshmallows).

Good role model

What a tyrant Jesus would be if he lived a perfect life and then, as his main message, told us to be like him. What a setup for failure! Klumpenhower, Jack. Show Them Jesus: Teaching the Gospel to Kids. New … Read More

On the sea

We took a day to visit the sea with our friends. My goal was to find a petrified sharks tooth. This is how the story unfolded. Beach Houses Sifting through shells Building castles in the sand Me: “How do you … Read More

Resources: Change

I have asked Josh Stephens from Community Baptist Church and Biblical Counseling Alliance to share some of his top resources in various areas of counseling. Over the following weeks I would like to share those, interspersed with some of my own. … Read More


A couple weeks ago we were able to take a trip to visit friends in England. The Houghtens are working along the coast in Essex and we were able to spend time with them, speak and present in the church … Read More