Archive Tag: Wess Stafford

What I Thought I Knew About Short Term Mission Trips

“Contrary to popular belief, most mission trips and service projects do not: empower those being served, engender healthy cross-cultural relationships, improve quality of life, relieve poverty, change the lives of participants [or] increase support for long-term missions work.” -Robert Lupton in Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They… Read More

Best Of the Net (Authenticity, Alcoholism, Art, Acuff & Animals)

It’s that time again. Here’s the best stuff I’ve run across on-line this week. If I missed something great, leave a link to it in the comments! On Leadership – An Interview With Wess Stafford Wess is the president of Compassion International (Did you know he’s retiring this year?). The… Read More

What Would Jon, Billy, Wess & Brian Do?

Relevant Magazine has a great article up about favorite theologians that has me thinking.

The premise of the article is that people tend to follow a person and not a theology. We may struggle to fully grasp Calvinism but we can look to John Piper to get a living example of how it plays out. Many of you have questions about how to live more simply and generously so you look to Francis Chan or David Platt or even read this blog for insight. View Post