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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

God's Hobby

This morning a pastor/church leader breakfast was held in Los Fresnos to try to get the word out about the upcoming Perspectives course. One of the presenters summed up the whole thing quite nicely, I thought. She said "Missions is not God's hobby". Indeed. And it shouldn't be ours either.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Update from Matamoros

My friend Abraham has posted an update on his blog. He continues his work in Mexico. The vast majority of folks there just want to live their lives unmolested, but the violence has made their situation very difficult, and a lot of innocent people are being affected by it. Please take a moment to read the update, and to pray for our dear Christian brothers in Mexico.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


How many times has this happened to you? Christian leader "X" issues a statement saying that Christian movie "Y" is "awesome!" or "incredible!" or even "the best movie of the year!". You rush off to the nearest theater to experience this cinematic marvel, only to be (how shall we put this)....uninspired?

Let's be honest: just because a movie promotes, say, family values doesn't mean that as a movie it is any good.

With that off my chest, I now turn to the new "Courageous" movie. I saw it Sunday, and can cheerfully report that it is not one of those cringe-inducing, though well-intentioned, movies I am referring to. In my humble opinion it is the Kendrick brothers' best work yet. The acting is better, the production values better, and the theme of the movie is an important one.

"Courageous" is not perfect, but it stands head and shoulders above most in the genre. You should see it.