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Missions

A Crisis On The Mission Field

There is a growing mental health crisis in America, and most churches seem ill-equipped to address the struggles of their congregants. Some churches try to address the impending emotional instability, but others just bury their heads in the sand. Instances of depression and anxiety have increased exponentially since the turn of the century, with no signs of letting up.

Jeremy Taliaferro
Church Missions

Six Ways Bureaucrats are Delaying the Next Movement of God

The first-century disciples turned the world upside down precisely because of their boldness and willingness to pay any price to see the kingdom expand. These things are still happening in many developing countries around the world, but it seems the western church has come to a dead standstill, and there are no signs that it will change anytime soon. Have you ever wondered why?

Jeremy Taliaferro
Missions

Unmet Expectations

Our first term as missionaries was a case study in unmet expectations and seemingly surprise disasters. We were supposed to go to Peru to lead teams of young men into the ministry of planting churches in the villages and training them up in the skills they needed for that task. Here is a short list of our dashed hopes just for giggles:

Jeremy Taliaferro
Missions

Losing Giants

We all knew it was coming. Eventually, our friend Billy would die. He wasn’t perfect, but to some of us, he represented as close as it gets without having nail-scarred hands and a thorn-marked forehead. Still, even though we were expecting it, Billy’s death filled us with a mixture of sadness and joy when it happened. We are sad because our role model had left us but joyful because he had been made whole. But I found myself having another emotion, inspiration.

Jeremy Taliaferro