The Beauty of Storytelling

I recently got my first business card. It has a catchy phrase with a photo I took, four different ways to connect with me, my name, and my job title—Missionary Storyteller.  (I'm pretty proud of it, not gonna lie.) When I hand it to people, I'm often met with the same question (after their compliment … Continue reading The Beauty of Storytelling

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A Journey of Fear and Faith

This is a story of boy meets girl. But before you close out not wanting to get caught up in the sap of a love story or think it's something you can't relate to, let me challenge you to read on–for I think the message of this story–one of fear and faith–is one we could … Continue reading A Journey of Fear and Faith

Something Irresistible—The Journey of a Syrian Refugee

Grenoble, France—June 13, 2017 Grant: Tell me your story. Philip: I’m from Syria. I lived in Damascus, the capital of Syria. I’m from a Muslim background. My family is originally from the Syrian coast. I was born in 1990 and my family was close-to-Atheist. We haven’t practiced the Islamic rituals. Because of the Communist influence … Continue reading Something Irresistible—The Journey of a Syrian Refugee

Behind the Veil of Villeneuve {Photo Story #1}

We spent hours in prayer and worship amidst our time in Villeneuve knowing that without it our time would be wasted. Ministry, especially cross-cultural, must be seasoned with prayer before, during, and after. "The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective"  —James 5:16b.      “Today we labored in prayer for hours in Villeneuve, … Continue reading Behind the Veil of Villeneuve {Photo Story #1}

The Sin of Safety: Why Accepting Refugees Shouldn’t Be a Question

Last month I wrote the first of (hopefully) three blogs addressing current issues I see hindering the witness of the Church today. The first being our view on race which you can read here. The second, which I will be focusing on today, is our view of the foreigner. Should America accept refugees? Talk about … Continue reading The Sin of Safety: Why Accepting Refugees Shouldn’t Be a Question

The Family Issue of Racism

Earlier this month, a group of Moody Bible Institute students held an event called Theology of Remembrance. Art, poetry, and photography was presented to help remember the injustices our country has seen. Guests were guided through a showcase depicting the horrors of our history from the near genocide of Native Americans, enslavement of African Americans, Jim Crow Laws against … Continue reading The Family Issue of Racism