Austin Homesick Blues…

This past weekend Rebe and I had the opportunity to attend a concert at Gruene Hall, an establishment near New Braunfels, Texas that bills itself as “Texas’ oldest dancehall.” And as Gruene Hall… Continue reading

Do you have any absolute, non-negotiables?

How do you cope under circumstances where it’s best if you stop talking out of a perspective of  one “who knows” and start listening from a perspective whose absolutes truly simmer down to… Continue reading

Give us the boot…

Waiting stateside for ministry placement abroad to come about can be awkward. How so? For more than three years now we have talked about ministry in Africa, waited for God to make clear… Continue reading

What are you “waiting” for?

Have you ever had to wait so long for something that you thought you might just as well give up?  Unfortunately, I have to admit that I am notorious for grumbling during times… Continue reading

Austin meets Vancouver…

Rebe and I have recently returned from a visit with Mission To World in Atlanta. We had the opportunity to meet with Jed and Elly Schoepp, a couple from Vancouver going with us… Continue reading

Learning from African Christians

As we prepare to lead a team into an unreached area of Tanzania, I wanted to share our views on the importance of entering a new culture with the attitude of a learner. … Continue reading

We are Thankful

As we head into the time of year where we pause to consider the many blessings God has given us, and to thank Him for being the Creator and Sustainer of all things,… Continue reading

Queens Partnership

Why were we invited to Queens, NY?  God is up to something.  Not long ago, Bryan received an e-mail notifying him that Covenant Church in Queens, NY wanted to learn more about our… Continue reading

A Full Life

Eric Metaxas’ recent biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Bonhoeffer – Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy, is an excellent account of one man’s struggle to live an authentic Christian life amidst the abject evils of the… Continue reading

Speaking Honestly

I praise God for Bryan’s graduation from Covenant Seminary.  He finished with an MA in Religion and Cultures, magna cum laude.  The year and a half that we were there went quickly and… Continue reading

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