Five Inescapable Truths that Missions Teach Us (Part One)

I am freshly back from an unbelievable mission experience.  I had the privilege of journeying as part of a team of eleven short-term missionaries from Kentucky.  We went to the Philippines to serve the people of the greater Paniqui area in the province of Tarlac.  As always happens on these trips, I return with a […]

America’s Newest Enemy: Christians???

I am an evangelical Christian. And evidently, I’m a threat to national security. In a recent briefing of an Army Reserve unit based in Pennsylvania, a U.S. Army instructor listed Evangelical Christianity and Catholicism as examples of religious extremism.  In fact, Evangelical Christianity was on the top of the list. The list of religious extremists […]

Restoring Sight (Philippines Mission Trip 2013)

“He answered, ‘Whether He is a sinner, I do no know.  One thing I do know, that though I was blind, now I see.’” (John 9:25) I spent much of last week helping a team of amazing missionaries from Crossroads Baptist Church that provided care to the Filipino people.  An eyeglass clinic was one of […]

The Night the Heavens opened up in Bacao

We spent yesterday afternoon and evening in the barangay of Bacao.  We had the largest turnout of any clinic to date.  We ticket each event.  We plan to see 180 optical patients and 180 medical patients.  When we arrive they are there waiting.  Only, in the Philippines, 360 people = 400 plus!  Emphasis on the […]

Where in the world have we been? (Philippines Mission Trip Report #4)

I apologize for the scarcity of reports.  We have had internet connectivity issues, brown outs, and a busier schedule than you can imagine.  This morning has finally afforded me an opportunity to catch you up a bit. To date, we have had 6 major evangelistic efforts:  four medical/optical clinics and two crusades.  Each effort has […]

What is missions? (Philippines Report – Day #2)

Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth.  Sing to the Lord, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day.  Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples.  For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above […]

College Football and the Offense of the Cross

I’m a rabid college football fan.  My life is marked by my undying (and sometimes irrational) allegiance to the Alabama Crimson Tide.  My love for my favorite team precludes me from cheering for anything or anyone related to Auburn, Tennessee, LSU, or pretty much any team sporting orange.  Some of you may think that my […]