When Isaiah says that God “exalts himself to show mercy to you” (Isaiah 30:18, RSV), he teaches us that one mark of great, self-sufficient poise is the willingness to get down low with the weak. This is probably why Jesus was so taken with children. It is also why Christians care about children in church and children on the streets.
Randy Alcorn compares Christianity in America with Christianity in China and inspires readers to see heaven, not earth, as their home.
- Fri, Jun 16, 2000
Two dedicated servants of the Lord, JESUS film workers, lost their lives for the sake of Christ.
- Thu, Jun 01, 2000
We are in contact with church and mission agencies all over the world and the one thing they all have in common is that they need workers. Most are even praying for those who will come short-term and help in the task. The bigger demand is for long-term workers of some level of maturity.
We are especially in touch with those working in the 10/40 Window and it is clear that thousands of workers are needed there, including those who will go as tentmakers. Most people expected many more to be there by now. I am sometimes asked the ...
In 1994 two Americans answered an invitation from the Russian Department of Education to teach morals and ethics (based on biblical principles) in the public schools. They were invited to teach at prisons, businesses, the fire and police departments and a large orphanage. About 100 boys and girls who had been abandoned, abused, and left in the care of a government-run program were in the orphanage. They relate the following story in their own words.
- Wed, Sep 01, 1999
On August 17th 1999, at approximately 3:15 a.m., the small town of Izmit, Turkey, and the province surrounding, sustained one of the worst disasters in human history. In 45 seconds, 60,000 buildings were destroyed or damaged; 40,000 people perished or are now considered missing; 30,000 people suffered injuries; and 200,000 people found themselves homeless.
As Clive Calver, President of World Relief, stated after arriving in Turkey, “This is no ordinary disaster. It’s colossal... The sheer level of devastation is incredible. In ten years’ time, Turkey will still be recovering from [those] 45 seconds ...
- Sun, Aug 22, 1999
Elisabeth Elliot talks about cross-bearing Christianity, the immaterial wealth of her mission heritage, and what has given her strength in the face of adversity.
In a great number of North American evangelical homes today, Elisabeth Elliot is a household word. Her radio program, “Gateway to Joy,” is broadcast on some 250 English-speaking stations and some 250 more in translation. She speaks of “soldierly qualities” and the need for a cross-bearing Christianity. She reiterates the need for wives to be submissive to husbands. She challenges outright the dating practices of our youth. Simply put, she advocates a Christianity that is a striking contrast to much of what fills the “bestseller” section in Christian bookstores today.