What My First Foster Placement Taught Me About the Gospel

Today is a bittersweet day. As I write this, I have only a few hours left with the two children, a 5 year old girl, Samantha, and 7 year old boy, Dylan(pseudonyms), that have been in my home for a few months now. Admittedly, I am not ready to see […]
By |September 10th, 2014|Blog|1 Comment

To Name the World

Yesterday, Pastor David preached on Numbers 17 and reminded us that our words matter. “There are no neutral words,” he said. It was a powerful reminder that our words are derivatives of the words of God. And that means that our words should honor […]
By |September 8th, 2014|Blog|Comments Off

Bible Reading Plan & Family Worship Guide – Week 36

We will begin Week 36 of the Bible Reading Plan on Monday (Need a plan? Click the link below to download). This week’s Bottom Line: God redeems and reforms His people by His grace for His glory through His Spirit so they might be His holy witnesses among all nations. Did you know […]
By |September 5th, 2014|Blog, Devotional|Comments Off

Bible Reading Plan & Family Worship Guide – Week 35

We will begin Week 35 of the Bible Reading Plan on Monday (Need a plan? Click the link below to download). This week’s Bottom Line: Restoration to the Lord begins with remembering His faithfulness. Did you know that you can listen to daily readings as well? You can either stream the audio of […]
By |August 28th, 2014|Blog, Devotional|Comments Off

Bible Reading Plan & Family Worship Guide – Week 34

We will begin Week 34 of the Bible Reading Plan on Monday (Need a plan? Click the link below to download). This week’s Bottom Line: God inspires faith in the midst of crisis. Did you know that you can listen to daily readings as well? You can either stream the audio of each […]
By |August 21st, 2014|Blog, Devotional|Comments Off
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    Book Review: everPresent: How the Gospel Relocates Us in the Present

Book Review: everPresent: How the Gospel Relocates Us in the Present

Be committed to Jesus wherever you are! That’s how I would summarize Jeremy Writebol’s wonderful book called everPresent. Writebol’s goal is to “help you see how being present in the everyday places we inhabit is missional living” (17). […]
By |August 18th, 2014|Blog, Book Recommendation|Comments Off

Bible Reading Plan & Family Worship Guide – Week 33

We will begin Week 33 of the Bible Reading Plan on Monday (Need a plan? Click the link below to download). This week’s Bottom Line: In Jesus, God’s promises are sure. Did you know that you can listen to daily readings as well? You can either stream the audio of each day’s reading […]
By |August 14th, 2014|Blog, Devotional|Comments Off

What’s Next in Peru?

Ashland’s next phase in Peru involves 4 components that we are calling Missional Leadership Training. 1. Theological Training We plan on hosting 1-2 Bible Conferences annually to train pastors and missionaries from the city of Ica with goals of reaching more people in their churches, planting new churches in their cities, and […]
By |August 12th, 2014|Blog|Comments Off

Jesus loves religion and you should too

“In the future, it seems, there will be only one ‘ism’—Individualism—and its rule will never end,” said Ross Douthat as he summarized the Pew Research study on the millennial generation—those born between the early 1980’s and 2000. The study revealed that millennials are generally distrusting and increasingly alienated from all major American […]
By |August 8th, 2014|Blog|Comments Off

Bible Reading Plan & Family Worship Guide – Week 32

We will begin Week 32 of the Bible Reading Plan on Monday (Need a plan? Click the link below to download). This week’s Bottom Line: Repentance precedes mercy and forgiveness. Did you know that you can listen to daily readings as well? You can either stream the audio of each day’s reading by […]
By |August 8th, 2014|Blog, Devotional|Comments Off