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Bologna Summer Mission Christian

The evil inside

“Happiness can be found even in the darkest times if one only remembers to turn on the light.” – Albus Dumbledore One of the worst parts about being a follower of Christ is that you are constantly exposed to the evils within your own heart. You can loudly proclaim the name of Jesus and tell […]

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Bologna Summer Mission Christian

Va bene / in Italia

I’m really afraid of flying. I already wrote about that. What I didn’t say was how much I’m REALLY AFRAID OF FLYING. I thought my flight to Dallas was bad. Then I got on a flight across the Atlantic and figured out how scared I actually am. I didn’t used to be, but I get […]

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The Insanity of God Series

The Insanity of God. Five.

A quick post today to encourage you to joyously learn about God while you have the beautiful freedom to do so. You can only grow in persecution what you take into it. This is the lasting lesson of a few Chinese believers, honored by others for being in prison, but themselves feeling ashamed and guilty. […]

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The Insanity of God Series

The Insanity of God. Four.

A lot of Nik Ripken’s stories involve house churches for believers in countries not allowed to meet at a physical building. Too often, especially here in the Bible Belt of the U.S., put too much emphasis on the church building, church politics, and really trivial things. Sure, some things are important to a church building […]