A Part of the Team (Jamaica Pt. 2)

In missions, there is no room for ‘I’ or ‘me’, not when the work to be done revolves around a certain Him. We are fit into what preacher John Piper calls God’s “architectural plan”. By our connection through the one Living stone Jesus, we are like living stones being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus

Jamaica, Land We Love (Part 1)

I have to begin this post with the confession that I am not a Jamaican. Nevertheless, I have been so struck by the wonder of the place, I wanted to give a tribute to a land I now love. Earlier this week, Jamaica celebrated 57 years of independence. That’s 30 more years than I have…

Can Christians see life in John Allen Chau’s death?

This occurrence is no secret. The news has been plastered across the internet for weeks through every news house imaginable. We have heard the commentary. We have seen the feedback. Responses range from pity to outrage to apathy among others. Some, increased faith. And while I have had several of my own reservations about how…

The Living Water

The Artibonite River meanders from the high mountains of the Dominican Republic, through vast Haitian plains down to the rolling emerald waves of the sea. It marks the boundary between Lubin and a neighbouring village. We assume that the dark water is at least an intimidating ninety foot width. The jade forest lacing the banks…

That Our Souls May Truly Bless Him

It is Sunday and the church is full to the brim. Neatly dressed children huddle together and a tired head finds comfort in a neighbour’s lap. Red roses cascade from the ceiling in some places and cerulean paper rings tumble down in others. It has taken arduous hours of work to adorn the church in…