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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The Reformation that Keeps Reforming

If you are a follower of Jesus, I'm sure you know that 2017 marked the 500 year anniversary of the Reformation. On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 Thesis on the Castle Church door in Wittenberg, Germany writing against the vile practice of indulgences in the Roman Catholic church. This began a long … Continue reading The Reformation that Keeps Reforming

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