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What is a Disciple?

Discipleship is important. Nearly every church talks about it. Nearly every church claims to be doing it. In his final instructions to his followers in the Great Commission, Jesus commanded us to “make disciples.”

19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the… Continue reading

God’s Triumph

Today I finished by current Bible reading plan by reading the last few chapters of Revelation. Tomorrow I will begin again in Genesis. As I read about the final confrontation between Christ and the Antichrist, I was struck by how unequal the battle was. The biggest part of Revelation alternates… Continue reading

Self-Centered vs. God-Centered Life

The following blog post is taken from the prayer letter of a friend of mine, who is serving as a missionary in South Asia. I appreciate the way that she draws life lessons from the experience of Israel, and that she applies it first to herself. I thought it was… Continue reading

Manna from Heaven

Last month, I started serving  in a new position at the Portland Chinese Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. This brings to an end a transition period that has lasted a year and a half. Now that things are beginning to settle down, I want to share my reflections about… Continue reading

A Memorial for Jesus?

It’s March already, and we will celebrate Easter at the end of this month.  Just now two people came to my door and handed me a flier.  They said that they were inviting me to a “memorial service” for the death of Jesus.  A memorial service?  … Continue reading

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