When God Calls, Get Ready, Cuz You May Not Like It

A while back I took a large number of professional and personality assessments to help me hone in on what my greatest strengths and desires are so that I can know what kind of ministry assignments I should pursue. I wanted to know what I can do that fits me best. Perhaps you want the same thing? During one assessment … Learn More

You can never make a good deal with a bad person and you can never make a bad deal with a good person

One of our board members of Eagle TV in Mongolia was Roger Stewart, who used to say this to me all the time, “Tom, you can never make a good deal with a bad person and you can never make a bad deal with a good person.”  It was 2004 and I was living in Mongolia. I was engaged in … Learn More

Judgment Comes Before Mercy. Here’s Why

One of the most popular charges leveled against the elect is that of judgmentalism. Because Christianity teaches from the Bible about the nature of sin, and declares that sin requires repentance, some people, both unbelievers and even fellow Christians charge many Christians with being judgmental or condemning instead of loving as Christ did. Yet as we shall see from this … Learn More

Does It Help Fulfill The Great Commission?

I sat before Dr. Bill Bright, founder and president of Campus Crusade for Christ. I was presenting a project we wanted to do with his syndicated radio program that we felt would draw in some audience. It was my first time presenting to Dr. Bright. I stumbled a bit through the presentation, out of nervousness. He stopped me and said, … Learn More

Hey Pastor: Five Things Your Missionary Wants You To Know

Pastor, I know you’ve got a lot on your plate and the last thing you need is more stuff to deal with. But you ought to know about a few needs that your missionary has. And not just you, but your staff and congregation as well. I’ve been fortunate to serve Christ in two countries for a total of 11 … Learn More