Seven things to know about a mission trip

Mission trips can be exciting, daunting, nerve-wracking and life-changing. They provide great memories, but can also be extremely dangerous. I’m by no means an expert, but having been to Africa 14 times and India three times, hopefully I’ve got a little something to say: You’re obeying the Great Commission Jesus’ famous command to his disciples […]


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An idiot’s guide to prayer

Prayer is the most powerful weapon in a Christian’s arsenal, but why do so many of us struggle with it? Hopefully these tips will help. Bigger isn’t better It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that we owe God a big shopping list and that he’ll be impressed by our super long prayers. […]

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An idiot’s guide to fasting

Fasting – whether we like it or not – is a biblical and spiritual principle. It’s endorsed by Jesus Christ, who fasted himself, while all the major characters in the Bible fasted – Moses, Daniel, Esther, Elijah, Paul and Peter, to name just a few. I’m by no means an expert, but here are some thoughts on about […]

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