Just Tell Them About Jesus

About three years ago I slipped into a meeting of Twin Cities pastors to hear a well known and somewhat controversial systematic theologian speak on the topic, Preaching Christ In An Age of Religious Pluralism. An inner-city pastor asked, “Should … (read more)

St. Luke’s Goes On!

One of our newest African involvements is located in the world’s newest country, South Sudan, christened on July 9, 2011. The last half of 2013 revealed the rapid development of St. Luke’s Theological College in Bor, the capital of Jonglei … (read more)

East Chain Revival

As told to Honor H., WMPL Communications Intern Every so often, we encounter stories that revive our deadening spirits and remind us that the fire of the Holy Spirit is roaring just as vibrantly today as it was in the … (read more)


Several weeks ago, we attended a free event at the Peruvian North American Cultural Institute. A theater team in Piura presented the drama called, “History of the Tondero Dance.” The Tondero is a dance native to the department of Piura … (read more)

A Preacher in His “Prison”

He told me a story from his first ministry assignment. The rebels had come to kill him, but relatives of his enemies had warned him and he spent the whole day hiding in mangrove trees in order to escape. [My … (read more)


I felt that Sunday afternoon, June 30, 2013, was a bit of an historic day here for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kenya (ELCK). Unfortunately, it went by unnoticed, unadvertised and unattended by most people… but it was at Kibera … (read more)

Reading English

Myriad Opportunities

The government of the new Republic of South Sudan has mandated English as the language of government and education. As Arabic has been the language of education since the mid-1960’s, this policy change creates a huge challenge for South Sudanese … (read more)

Eternal Value

During the last week of June, we were blessed to host a ministry team from Lord of Life Lutheran Church in La Fox, Illinois. This team came to help us with much-needed maintenance at our downtown Minneapolis headquarters. In addition, … (read more)

Half-Hour Challenge

I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people… This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge … (read more)

Under His Grace

Well, it has been a little over a month [in mid-May] since I returned to Tanzania to begin my new assignment serving with Siouxland Tanzania Educational Medical Ministries (STEMM). I am staying on the STEMM compound in the village of … (read more)