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The End of Comfortable Christianity?

  Editor’s Note: Over the past eighteen months or so one of the questions we receive most often is how did Western culture change so rapidly? Our response is it didn’t. All of this has been in the works for a very long time. We and others have been writing and...

An Indistinct Sound

(Originally printed in the Summer 2005 Issue of the MCOI Journal) In 1 Corinthians 14:8, the Apostle Paul drew a word picture for the Corinthian believers when he wrote: “For if the bugle produces an indistinct sound, who will prepare himself for battle?” This passage...

For the Furtherance of the Gospel

(Originally printed in the Fall 2004 Issue of the MCOI Journal beginning on page 16) Many Church leaders today are engaged in a cultural struggle over the direction of the Church. How can loving, following, and serving Jesus Christ become so divisive? The question at...

Stranger Danger

(Originally printed in the Summer 2004 Issue of the MCOI Journal ) When our children started school, we were introduced to the “Stranger Danger” program. With a growing concern about strangers abducting school children, we, along with most other parents, spent time...

Missionary Pastor in a Pagan Culture

I have to admit I have been very much drawn to want to comment on the healthcare/government shutdown this week but steeled myself against jumping in as little more than one more noisy voice in the din and clatter of 2 seemingly armed camps trying to commit politicide....