Posts tagged Missional Lifestyle
If you choose this mission field, you must risk everything.

Have you ever wondered why it's so hard to do mission work in your own city yet so easy to spend two weeks in Uganda?

As we sit in our pews on Sunday morning, the pastor mentions a two-week trip overseas and our ears perk up! A two-week trip with my youth group to a foreign country? How much? I'm in! Raising $2,000 might take a little time out of our day, yet after sending a few letters or getting some cleverly-designed T-shirt printed, the money's in our hands in no time. We fly out to a remote village in Africa, spend a few days acclimating to jet lag, don't bathe for a week, eat small amounts of food that we're not used to and LOVE EVERY SINGLE MINUTE! It's almost counter-intuitive.

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ARROWS: an introduction and highlights (Video)

Post-release, my dream was to eventually see ARROWS and the Story Arc worksheet circulated and assimilated in various communities. One community, in particular: Missionaries for America Program ( They are a US-based Missions organization that I have been involved with since 2005ish and they played a tremendous part in my spiritual education and maturation. In fact, it was while I was touring with MAP, during the summer of 2012, that I was inspired to write this book (see Preface)!

In cyclical fashion, they asked if they could use ARROWS as part of the educational materials for the summer program; of course, I agreed! Due to prior engagements that may or may not include kilts, I won't be around this summer to teach it myself. It was requested that I make a short video introducing myself and the book.

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Missional Lifestyle Design

In modern western culture we are trending toward streamlined, minimalist, stripped-down… everything. Our design, our architecture, our fashion, our technology – it’s all becoming more tight and efficient. A trend that is becoming increasingly popular among minimalist enthusiasts (including myself).

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