Brand new episode of Clergy Cousins Podcast available now, featuring special guest book reviewer, Brad Ost, the Michael Jordan of librarians, exciting new book and movie reviews, and a new segment, “When Worlds Collide”. You can either go directly to the mp3 and show notes, or download the podcast from the itunes store.
It started with a phone call, inviting her girls to vacation Bible school at Iglesia Bíblica. Veronica (“Ronnie”) asked her husband, Joe, if they should send their girls. “Sure”, he responded, so on June 13, Ronnie put her girls, Monika & Melanie, in the car and drove them to the first evening of VBS.
“I was so nervous,” Ronnie said, “I dropped the girls off with their teacher and got ready to leave, when Norma Morales stopped me.” “The moms have their own class, Ronnie; why don’t you stay?” Read the rest of this entry »
I was walking across a bridge recently. I spied this guy who looked like he was ready to jump off. So, I thought I’d try to stall him until authorities showed up (or at least until I had time to ready my camera). “Don’t jump!” I said.
“Why not? Nobody loves me.”
“God loves you,” I said. “You believe in God, don’t you?”
“Yes, I believe in God.” Read the rest of this entry »
Announcing a brand new podcast which is a free-flowing conversation between Jim Ost and Carl Johnson about books, movies, church leadership, politics, the Bible and culture at large. Read the rest of this entry »
The scene was our National Conference in Southern Mexico. Breakfast was over, and I joined the crowds of people headed for the auditorium. That morning a veteran Mexican missionary spoke straight from his heart: “My family met the Lord through American missionaries. We are all fruit of the efforts of American missionaries who left their country and people to come to us. Now it is our turn to leave Mexico and go to the nations. We have a debt to pay.” His passion was contagious. I whispered, “Yes, Lord, you are here; the Lord of the Harvest is calling for workers”…and I remembered. Read the rest of this entry »
A LIFE-CHANGING TRIP
1959 was a year to remember. Revolutionist Fidel Castro seized power in Cuba, a young Senator named John F. Kennedy was busy running for President, and a new musical called, “The Sound of Music” made its debut on Broadway. The same year, Mattel introduced a new toy, which they called, “The Barbie Doll”, folks were filling up movie theatres to see “Ben-Hur”, and Alaska and Hawaii became America’s 49th and 50th states.
As 1959 drew to a close, a small wedding was taking place on a snowy Sunday night in the small town of Karlstad, Minnesota, just a few miles from the Canadian border. Read the rest of this entry »