Evidence Not Seen | Part Four

  Chapter Four The men that the Japanese assigned to carry the missionaries’ luggage were a very unsavory lot—without the boldness and courage of Darlene and Ruth both they and all they posessed might have disappeared into the jungle. Yet it wasn’t until after the danger was over that they fully realized how courageous they…

Evidence Not Seen | Part Three

Chapter Two In the short time that they had as pioneer missionaries in the Wissel Lakes, the Dieblers endured many privations and hardships. Miserable weather, harsh trails, wrenching illnesses, primitive conditions, and much else were their daily lot. As we consider such exotic hardships, there can be a temptation to “surrender” to challenges that we…

The Biggest Story | Part One

Our next book of the month will be, The Biggest Story: How the Snake Crusher Brings Us Back to the Garden. Far more than a children’s story, this beautiful book is a powerful and profound retelling of the core of the big story of Scripture. Even though is is marketed as a “children’s book” it is one…

The Church: The Gospel Made Visible | Part Six

Chapter Thirteen: A Gathered Church: Putting Together the Membership of the Church “The physical gathering of the church presents a theological reality. The refractions of God’s image in thousands of cultures and races and millions upon millions of individuals is presented, however partially and imperfectly, in the weekly meeting. The visual witness of the diversity…