Was Jesus really without sin?

Does it really matter if Jesus lived a life void of sin? The Barna Research Group conducted a survey of U.S. adults and found that 42% believe that Jesus sinned, while 40% believe that he led a sinless life. And, only 65% of Christians believe Jesus was without sin.   Jewish law insisted our forefathers were to […]

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Sanctuary of Praise

Random Thoughts From A Missionary’s Head – Part 1 of 4

I want to conclude the year with a few arbitrary streams of thought. I have chosen these four issues not because they were great. Quite the opposite. In the grand scheme of things they are four minor events that for some reason made a major impact on me in 2007. Here is #1…   Back in January we visited […]

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Desert Palms Church

It is exciting to announce that Desert Palms Church of Chandler, AZ has agreed to support our missions efforts in an ongoing capacity.  Desert Palms has already been praying for us and has already shared a onetime gift with us.   We have been fortunate enough to visit Desert Palms on two separate occasions.  We […]

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Basic Christian Leadership by John Stott

Book Review: Basic Christian Leadership

John Stott wrote this book in 1973 to provide biblical models of church, leadership and ministry. In 2005 Time magazine identified Stott as one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World.”   The author spends the entire book looking at the first four chapters of First Corinthians. Stott identifies this section as the primary location […]

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Soccer fans at the Saprissa game

Saprissa vs. Alajuelense

This evening the three of us and Denise, Erin’s friend visiting from the U.S., went to watch our first ever Costa Rican professional soccer game. We watched the hometown team, Saprissa, play against Alajuelense. What an amazing event.   International soccer, and its fans, lived up to the hype. Saprissa is one of two professional clubs teams here […]

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