Month: March 2019

The Money Thing

Odd Shaped Baggage this Way

Money was never something that I was taught. I didn’t know my parent’s salary till I was way into college. I didn’t have a credit card till I was in grad school. If I knew then what I know now, I would have never gotten one. I still don’t balance a checkbook, nor do I really know how, although the concept isn’t hard- I don’t think, and this past month is the first month I ever had a budget, and I blew it- bad.

When I moved to St. Louis, a story I will explain along the way, I was the only one working for the first four months, and that was honestly very difficult to do, but I am all the better for it. With Moran looking for a job, the last thing they wanted to talk about was money, and I didn’t care to share my stress with…

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Ministry Update March 2019

Originally posted on nagyworld:
A Story of “Delight” We recently heard of a great response to our short film, “Delight,” from a fellow Cru staff person. Chuck shared this story: I must confess that at first watch I was not a fan of “Delight.” My…

WATCH: Kay Arthur Reminds Churches to Stick to the Bible for Truth


Before there was Beth Moore, Priscilla Shirer, or Joyce Meyer, there was Kay Arthur.

Arthur set a trend among women bible teachers long before it was fashionable. As ‘the beloved’ – the title she says God calls all of His children – she is clear that her main purpose in doing ministry is to teach the Bible.

While Arthur says she appreciates the ‘trailblazer’ compliments, she is aware first and foremost that she is a servant of God! She believes that God put her on earth at ‘such a time as this’ to teach the Bible and provide resources for people to study the Good News.

Arthur told Christian Headlines that her mission is to help every man and woman have a chance to study the Bible.

As Arthur sits down of our interview, I notice the bustling of adults and kids scurrying around us in order to make it to…

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The Call of God

Originally posted on Pioneer Library:
God’s call is not just about missions. Os Guinness explains that “calling” in Scripture begins with and includes salvation; it is as much a calling to a person as it is a calling to a work or a place. We…

From Jim Elliot to John Allen Chau: The Missionary-Martyr Dilemma


by Lucy S. R. Austen

Until recently, few in the US had heard of North Sentinel Island, where young American John Allen Chau was killed with arrows by members of an isolated tribal group.

But as the story spread—first the tale of a 26-year-old adventurer and world traveler, then of a Christian missionary willing to risk his life—people around the globe responded with swift and sometimes scathing reactions.

Many considered Chau a fool, or worse, criticizing him for breaking Indian law and endangering the isolated Sentinelese, who have no immunity to many common diseases. Others called Chau an inspiration, even a martyr. Some immediately drew parallels to late missionary Jim Elliot.

Sometime between Friday, November 16, when Chau wrote his last journal entry, and Saturday, November 17, when the fisherman who had brought him to his destination saw his body on the beach, Chau was killed by the people…

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