This week I got to have on the podcast Zack Hunt, author of the popular blog, The American Jesus. We discussed the origins and inspiration of The American Jesus, and how a blogger can walk the fine line of being poignant and being humorous. We also discuss the polarization that faith-based movies are causing in the Christian subculture and what should our reaction be to it. It was a real privilege for me because I've been following Zack's often humorous and oft-poignant blog for about a year, [Continue reading...]
This week we're trying something a little different. This week I recorded an episode of the Fire On Your Head podcast solo. That means this week there is no guest. This is the first time I've recorded a podcast this way in nearly 7 years. In the past I've made 5-10 minute introductions often times before getting to the recorded interviews. This time, it's just 35 minutes or so of me sharing from my heart and updating you on a few things; my latest book, and why I won't be giving it away [Continue reading...]
Mar 22

Missionary Tip #3: Learn the Language

This tip might seem like a no-brainer, but I'm amazed how many missionary friends I have who basically budget for their support to factor in paying for a translator. For years. Now, I realize when you first go to the new country, or you are on a short term trip, it's not likely you'll have learned the language beyond pointing at items on a menu and sharing greetings. But I know people who've been on the field over a decade and still don't speak the language. Who need to travel with an interpreter [Continue reading...]
If you have ever gotten an ebook that you can read on your Kindle, but you didn't buy it or obtain it from Amazon, don't worry. Placing it on your Kindle is quite easy. I recently gave away Kindle books of mine, and I was surprised to see 80% of the people who downloaded them wrote me back asking how to put it on their Kindle device. Some even searched for software to use to 'convert' the file to another file type they assumed it needed to be in order to work on their Kindle device. Take a [Continue reading...]
?§m? / Foter / CC BY-NCIn a recent post I mentioned the impact the late Evangelist Steve Hill has had on my life. On Friday Lili and I watched the memorial service live online, and we have been really stirred up in a fresh way concerning the presence of God and revival in our lives. As a result, we've watched a few YouTube videos of him preaching during the revival in the 1990s, starting especially with this one after seeing many people share it on Facebook: You Can't Have it! I introduced [Continue reading...]
I thought I'd try something new on my blog, designed as a way to discuss openly what I'm reading, even if I haven't finished it yet. I don't know how other people organize their Kindle devices, but I have some books that are always on them at any given moment, such as Bible translations, which never changes. But I also have an "anxious to read" list, which has over 50 titles on it, and then between 7-9 of them graduate to my "currently reading list". I never read just one book at a time [Continue reading...]