A Tale of Two Presbyterian Ministers: Mission Drift at the World’s First Child-Sponsorship Organization

Everett Swanson

Chris Horst and Peter Greer have a terrific book out now called Mission Drift. I asked whether they might share something with the Patheos audience connected to the book, and they were generous enough to supply the following. Enjoy! * Mission Drift at the World’s First Child-Sponsorship Organization By Chris Horst and Peter Greer We [Read More...]

Seven Stories of Love

Jills House

From my great friend Cameron Doolittle, an inspiring post about a “feet on the ground” way to show real love. * By Cameron Doolittle As Valentine’s Day approaches, it’s worth remembering that romantic love is not the only love worth celebrating. The love among families, especially parents’ love for their children, is one of the [Read More...]

Out of Africa 6: Looking Homeward and Inward

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By Galen Dalrymple Tomorrow I start my journey homeward to America. It sounds like a foreign land to me now after two months in the bush here in Africa. It is time for reflection, to take stock of lessons learned. What will I carry with me as a result of this journey? Many things, to [Read More...]

Out of Africa – Pondering Faith

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By Galen Dalrymple “Which is easier, to say ‘thy sins are forgiven’ or ‘take up thy bed and walk””? (Mark 2:9) At this writing, I have been in Africa 36 days. My thoughts have often been filled with amazement at my African brothers’ and sisters’ faith and walk with the Lord. I have pondered and [Read More...]

Out of Africa: Roll Call of the Great

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By Galen Dalrymple I sit in the early morning light contemplating my experiences here in Africa. I have just finished my quiet time, today from Luke 10:1-16 which describes Jesus’ sending of the 72 to proclaim the nearness of the Kingdom. As was always the case with Jesus, he never pulled his punches, telling them [Read More...]


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