From Jim Elliot to John Allen Chau: The Missionary-Martyr Dilemma
The latest death on the mission field challenges the church to rethink a view of martyrdom as peak adventure.
The latest death on the mission field challenges the church to rethink a view of martyrdom as peak adventure. From Jim Elliot to John Allen Chau: The Missionary-Martyr Dilemma.
Exploring the Growing Trend of Taking a Gap Year before College
When chosen wisely, a gap year can meet a student exactly where they are and provide what they need to thrive in college.
We introduce both to an academic environment outside of textbooks and tests – a space that encourages outdoor adventure, Christ- centered community, and inquiry-led learning.
This Fantasy Novelist Showed Me What It Means to Fear God
How Lois McMaster Bujold’s Hugo Award–winning stories depict reverence in the face of divine mystery.
The moment is iconic in adventure literature: Three bedraggled heroes have just won a desperate fight, and they are fleeing, at night, across a mountain range to safety.
Florida’s Oldest Place to Grow Old
Dowling Park was a retirement community built around widows and orphans. A century later, it’s a model for intergenerational ministry.
Government funding cutbacks led to the closure of that program in 2002, but the village still regularly hosts an adventure camp for children in the foster care system.
Margaret Feinberg: Scripture Is My Food for Thought
A conversation with the author of ‘Taste and See: Discovering God among Butchers, Bakers, and Fresh Food Makers.’
Each of these adventures was both a spiritual and a culinary adventure. I got to know the foods—more about their history, more about how they are planted and nurtured and cared for.
Died: Scholar Who Made the Bible Kid-Friendly
Adventure Bible and Teen Study Bible editor Lawrence O. Richards reimagined Christian education for evangelicals.
Adventure Bible and Teen Study Bible editor Lawrence O. Richards reimagined Christian education for evangelicals. Gleanings. Died: Scholar Who Made the Bible Kid-Friendly.
Will John Chau Help or Harm Missions in India?
Two Indian missions experts weigh in on how the young American’s failed attempt will impact local efforts to reach Andaman tribes.
Others have sensed the need for partnership and proper networking with any group undertaking such an adventure in reaching the tribal population.
Karen Swallow Prior: Good Books Make Better People
Why history's wisest figures have seen a connection between reading well and living well.
But Tom, who loves danger and adventure for their own sake, errs too much on the side of rashness, building extra risks into their endeavor just to increase his fun.
A Bible in One Hand, a Passport in the Other
What Christians gain from traveling the world.
an hour on Sunday morning. And so he's really bedded down for life in Ireland now, rather than yearning after more adventure. I think, increasingly, the
John Chau, Missions, and Fools
We now have more information about John Chau, but mission work is still the work of fools.
help. Now we know more. We know that Chau was not a rogue individual, cavalierly traveling to a protected island as an adventure stunt. According
US Missionary Killed by ‘World’s Most Isolated’ Tribe
John Allen Chau returned to the prohibited island even after being shot: “It's worth it to declare Jesus to these people.”
John Allen Chau returned to the prohibited island even after being shot: “It's worth it to declare Jesus to these people.”.
Power in the Plate
The history of our food speaks of injustice— and invites us to redemption.
We can all too easily fall into what philosopher Lisa Heldke calls “cultural food colonialism,” utilizing the foods of our neighbors as an act of adventure rather than the soil to nourish
The Unexplored Faith in Ken Burns’s ‘The Mayo Clinic’
Film relates the role of faith in the prestigious hospital founding but remains quiet about patients’ own beliefs.
Roger Frisch, a patient whose brain surgery experience at Mayo is featured in the film, said, “Throughout this whole adventure, faith has been incredibly important,” adding that he spoke
The Man-Friendly Church
These three congregations don’t have a men’s ministry. Why men—and their families—still love them.
Teachers there are called coaches and “an adventure with Jesus” is preferred to “personal relationship with Jesus.” The church's original red-and-black logo was designed by
Responses to our June issue.
and be the provider and protector. That is our role, but we also need other men for the journey and adventure. When we experience that camaraderie