The church meets

Paul as churchplanter 4 “For a whole year they met with the church and taught a great many people”, Acts 11:26 (ESV). After being threatened in Jerusalem, Paul escapes to his city of birth, Tarsis. For the next few years he is lost from the...

Holy Baptism

Paul as churchplanter 1 “Then he rose and was baptized”, Act 9:18 (ESV). Mission is rooted in the Bible. The greatest missionary in the Bible is the apostle Paul, who planted new churches in many provinces of the Roman Empire. I plan to write one short...

Isaan wedding

Five o’clock in the morning. We suddenly wake up through a massive wave of sound rolling into our bedroom. Of course! Today is the day. Our neighbour girl is marrying. Thai pop music rings merrily from large sound boxes in the middle of the road,...

The Wai

I still remember the first time I used the wai. It was in a house church in Bangkok. When I entered the room I tried to greet the whole group by using one wai. The same way you could greet a group by waving your...

Thai Lazarus

Lazarus’, the screen name reads. Lazarus is one of the mentors who helps students at the Thai evangelistic website Kwamjing (Truth). ‘Lazarus’, an intriguing choice. What would be the story here? The founder of Kwamjing, who was transferring responsibility to me, explained. Lazarus’ real name...