April 28, 2015

Yet, those of us who live here understand that these are specific incidents (in spite of the sadly large number of them in recent history), and that the entire country is not a mess of burning, beatings, and looting. We know that, for the time being, we need to avoid Baltimore if possible until things are brought under control. It’s time to be savvy, but not to panic. Read more

April 27, 2015

While I did raise my eyebrows at the method Fr. Fride had chosen to protect his congregation, my heart was warmed by the degree of his love and concern for them. He obviously cares passionately, which is what every good pastor should do. Read more

April 27, 2015

This morning, I had the great pleasure of chatting with Relevant Radio’s “Morning Air” host, John Harper, about what I learned of the country itself and the Middle East in general on my recent trip there. Read more

April 27, 2015

I was amazed — and still am — how complete Ramona’s conversion was. Oh, it didn’t happen overnight. It took place over many months of her feeling a growing unease about her employer and what they really stand for. But once the scales began falling away from her eyes, her “yes” to God was very sure. Ramona has such a pure heart, such a deep faith. She has suffered and walked in darkness. She has felt, like some, hopeless. Ramona now lives life as a woman who has been given a second chance at life, and you can tell. She lives by the motto, “Jesus I trust in you,” and I have become a more faithful person from walking with Ramona these past couple years. She has much to share. This book covers some of the layers. There is more to tell, and little by little, through her speaking, she will do so, for the glory of God. Read more

April 24, 2015

Watching this got the tears rolling. I agree with what my colleagues say about our Jordan journey 100%! Kudos to our incredible cinematographer, Connor Eberhart. Read more

April 23, 2015

Do you remember the wedding we crashed in Jordan? That was an amazing experience! But, to get the full effect, you just have to see how a bride and groom are welcomed to their wedding ceremony according to Jordanian tradition. Finally, here’s the video I took as family and friends welcomed the wedding couple into the church. Enjoy! Read more

April 23, 2015

The violence and persecutions in the Middle East are closer to us that you may think. Those suffering and dying are our brothers and sisters in Christ. We are bound to them because we all are children of God and in that way, members of the same family. The persecuted Christians aren’t “they.” The persecuted Christians are “we.” Read more

April 20, 2015

One thing this trip has taught me is that we really are far more connected to the people and country of Jordan than we think. My job is to help you discover that, as I have. Read more

April 17, 2015

I can testify to that from firsthand experience. I’ve met folks from many parts of the globe, but I’ve never met anyone quite like the Jordanians with their humble, sincere, and warm-hearted welcome. Our experience with this wedding was a perfect example. Read more

April 16, 2015

Our days have been long, sometimes grueling, but always filled with excitement and joy at the gifts God is giving all of us on this trip. Read more


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