Appomattox and the Power of One: Earn This

We talk about stuff from all around the world here… but today, we can’t help but think local: particularly about high school football. The signs on the road into Appomattox, Virginia read “Where our nation reunited.” The recent content and tone of what passes for dialogue in the US today makes one wonder about the…

Thinking Hard about Hard Things | Roma, Chinese, Mission and Me – Part 8

Melody Wachsmuth, who blogs at Balkan Voices, has studied theology and cross-cultural studies at Fuller, and lives in Croatia, where she teaches at Evangelical Theological Seminary. She has a gift for interacting with people and getting to the heart – both on the individual level and at the “macro” level of demographics. It is in…

Roma, Chinese, Mission and Me – Part 7 – Is Everybody In?

I was challenged as I listened to the only white North American speaker at the Roma To The Nations consultation (Grover Crosby, the English pastor from a multi-congregational church in Toronto, which sent an extensive delegation from their Chinese congregation). Pastor Grover Crosby’s topic was “the inclusiveness of the Gospel” – it was interesting to…

Questions Jesus Asked | 2: In search of…

“What are you looking for?” (John 1:38) Knowing what was in the heart of people (John 2.24), Jesus was not asking because he didn’t know. “What do you want, expect, require… What are you seeking?” Jesus asks of two young men who, after having had Jesus pointed out to them at a distance, had begun…

Questions Jesus Asked – #1: Lost and Found

What does a good coach, a good cross-cultural worker, a good discipler, and a good porch-sitter have in common? They ask good questions. One of the things I’ve learned over time is how important it is to, firstly, just ASK questions. The world isn’t out there waiting for you to show up and tell them…

Dreaming about Redemption

After reflecting on the meaning and significance of “Gospel movements” with our Europe colleagues, I came home and began to dream.
I have some ideas about what it means… but what do YOU think?

The road winds ever on…

We really ARE here and will get back publishing momentarily (geologically speaking). In the meanwhile, we’ll share our current letter about what we’re up to and were we’re going. We hope you enjoy it! Baker Summer Update