Tag Archive | Missions

A Remarkable Life: Karl W. Scheufler-Minister, Missionary and Chaplain

A Remarkable Life: Karl W. Scheufler-Minister, Missionary and Chaplain

Occasionally, I come across people who really impress me.  Sometimes these are living people, many times they have died long ago. I usually become acquainted with these “dead” people through something of theirs that I have found or purchased.  This is the case with Karl William Scheufler. I bought a few postal covers (decorated envelopes) that he […]

Originally posted on Theology in Overalls:
Sam Shoemaker (1893-1963) served as a pastor in New York City and Pittsburgh. He was instrumental in establishing the spiritual foundation for Alcoholics Anonymous, particularly the need to turn to God as a way of coming out of alcoholism. Rev. Shoemaker, toward the end of his life, wrote “I…

The Mission of God for the People of God (A Sermon on Luke 4:14-21)

The Mission of God for the People of God (A Sermon on Luke 4:14-21)

(This is a message I preached at Lebanon, Missouri Church of the Nazarene on October 21, 2012.  A small portion of this message previously appeared in this blog as “What is Good News to the Poor,” though this is now the complete message.  I have tweaked it a bit for better reading and added a […]

Reflections on “Ambassadors of Hope: How Christians Can Respond to the World’s Toughest Problems”

Reflections on “Ambassadors of Hope: How Christians Can Respond to the World’s Toughest Problems”

I first met Dr. Robert A. Seiple when he spoke to Army chaplains attending the Chaplain Captain’s Career Course at the U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.  His experience and message in his book is much broader than that audience, though.  His book, Ambassadors of Hope, needs to be read by […]

What is “good news” to the poor?

What is “good news” to the poor?

Not too long into His public ministry, Jesus returned to His home town of Nazareth.  Being the Sabbath day, he went to the Synagogue as any good Jew of His day would do.  Perhaps because he was there as a guest or maybe because word had spread all over Galilee about what He was preaching […]

Bible Versions & Death Threats

Bible Versions & Death Threats

While trying to focus on preparing for class on Wednesday, within minutes of each other I read an e-mail from the National Association of Evangelicals and a post from the Voice of the Martyrs which stood in stark contrast and jarred me a bit.  First, the e-mail from the NAE. It wasn’t a bad e-mail. […]