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Motivations for Missions

What motivates those who go into long-term church-planting missions? In an age when “passions” and gifting are the penultimate measuring stick, is there a better more Biblical reason to leave home, family, and country? Listen on Sermon Audio Listen on Apple Podcast...
Why Do We Go?

Why Do We Go?

The following is the graduation address from a recent Radius Graduate   I have the honor of speaking on behalf of the graduating class at Radius. I’d like to begin with John 1:14 which says,“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his...
Lessons from the Life of Amy Carmichael              (Part II)

Lessons from the Life of Amy Carmichael (Part II)

Some years ago, Elisabeth Elliot made this striking comment about the impact of Amy Carmichael’s life on her own life: “She showed me the shape of godliness.” It is a very striking phrase, is it not? What was this “shape of godliness” that so impacted and influenced...
Lessons from the Life of Amy Carmichael              (Part II)

Amy Carmichael (1867-1951): Missionary to India-PART I

Early on in her time in India, Amy received a letter from a lady in England who was seriously considering giving herself to missionary work. In her letter she asked Amy what missionary work was like. Amy replied, “Missionary life is simply a chance to die.” When I...
The Lure of Later

The Lure of Later

This time of year Beth and I do a lot of traveling and connecting with students who are in or just out of college.  Whether North Carolina, Des Moines, Tuscaloosa, Huntsville, Salt Lake City, Minneapolis, Rochester MN., Chicago, or Anchorage, some of the common...