How Was Your Year?

Dear friends and family, How can we gauge if 2016 was a success? Perhaps we can do it this way: did your bank account grow? Did you get a raise? Were you healthy? How many messages did you preach? How many ministries did you get involved in? People in Bolivia think New Year is the... Continue Reading →

Advertisements

Fighting the Current

Dear friends and family,   We live in a world saturated by materialism and egocentrism, seemingly everyone fighting to have more and to be perceived as more. The letter to the seventh church in Revelation 3 correlates well with our current era; there Christ warns us that many churches will be filled with the world’s... Continue Reading →

Third World Travelling 101

Missionaries from a third world country grow accustomed to its oddities when it comes to food, dress, culture, travel, and so on. Being a missionary kid makes it feel normal. When my family visited churches in the Western world, I was often asked: “So how is Bolivia?” To my kid brain, the question actually seemed... Continue Reading →

The Evil Enchantment of Worldliness

Dear friends and family, Being far from the US makes it a curious place to study some of the trends there. First it’s “Thanksgiving”, but then it’s “Black Friday”. “Cyber Monday” is a big one now, and in case you have an extra penny left over you can always try “Giving Tuesday”. What about “Savings... Continue Reading →

Emmanuel: Making a Masterpiece

Listen to this while you read - Instrumental of "What Child is This?" :    It's Christmas, a season known for the frenetic shopping in malls and stores, of families decorating the Christmas tree, and the rich smells of melted chocolate and home cooking migrating out of the kitchen. Surely Christmas Day is the most... Continue Reading →

The Revealer of Mysteries

Deuteronomy 29:29 is undoubtedly one of the most intriguing verses in the Bible. Before I explain why, let's take a look at the context of the verse. Deuteronomy 28 (the theme continues into chapter 29) is well known as Moses' sermon on blessings and curses - God would greatly bless them if they obeyed His Law, but... Continue Reading →

Warrior, King, and Peacemaker

Reading: Psalm 46 This morning as I write, there are some extremely controversial nuclear negotiations going on in Geneva, Switzerland. The US is backing what Israel terms a "bad deal" with Iran to allow it to continue building nuclear weapons aimed at annihilating Israel. Many attempt to ignore Iran's true desires in the name of... Continue Reading →

“Et tu, Brute?” (Part 1 of 2)

Reading: Psalm 41. In Julius Caesar, of the most famed plays by William Shakespeare, he embellishes the treacherous killing of Caesar by his senators. The last words to come from Caesar's mouth, according to Shakespeare, were "Et tu, Brute?" translated as "You also, Brutus?" or "You too, Brutus?" Brutus had come close to the Roman leader, becoming... Continue Reading →

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

Joel C. Rosenberg's Blog

Tracking events and trends in Israel, the U.S., Russia and throughout the Epicenter (the Middle East & North Africa)

Mattix Media

The Mattix Family. Jesse Janel Fionna and Isaac serving the Lord in Tarapoto, Peru

Facultad Bíblica Camiri

Discipulado de un año para jóvenes cristianos comprometidos con Dios.

The Roundhill Life

Bits and pieces of a round hill life

Christopher R. Mattix

Evangelical missionary, author, preacher. Follow his ministry and writing here.

Perichoresis

Called to belong to the Community of the Triune God

Andres SGV17's Weblog

"that you also may know my affairs and how I am doing..." Eph. 6:21a

%d bloggers like this: