RIGHT or WRONG? Gas prices

Big oil companies are drilling, creating more jobs. But the price of gas still is rising—as are property values in areas near huge petroleum exploration. What gives?

DOWN HOME: Drought, sprinklers & Christian living

This is the time of year when my obsessive-compulsive and conscientious natures collide. I'm referring, of course, to my parched ponderosa, my scorched spread, my dehydrated homestead.

EDITORIAL: Faith: Compartmental or consistent?

Paul Ryan, Joe BidenThe candidates for vice president of the United States provide case studies in how Christians compartmentalize their faith. When they—and we—allow this to happen, expediency engulfs ethics; pragmatism pummels principle.

Three gold-medal days

Three days made my stay in Mexico totally worth it.

International ministry in Tennessee

When I arrived in Gatlinburg, Tenn., earlier this summer, I was surprised to discover it is one of the major tourist destinations of America.

Learning from children

I expected that the adults at Mission Denton—not the children we work with—would have an impact on my life. I have been surprised.

Building a bridge

As I seek to establish meaningful relationships with people in East Asia, it’s like building a bridge. Or maybe it’s more like building a pyramid, one layer at a time.

Thailand: A special place in my heart

Students ThailandGod is so faithful. There is a girl I recently met here in Bangkok whom I absolutely love. She really relates to us well, and she's just precious.


London: Tough questions at tea time

Bowman in LondonIn London, my Monday morning was spent inside a church, serving coffee and tea to people coming in off the streets.


And so it begins

For the past few days, I lived in a room with three empty beds. But now, I am sleeping in a room where two beds are filled with my new roommates, Alfred and Ryan.

“I” trouble

I knew I had a package arriving from home. I decided to check the mail a little early, even though I was pretty sure it wouldn’t be here yet.

God gives strength

I struggle to find the words to express the amazing week I had watching sixth graders build relationships and share their faith with kids right here in Arlington.

Passionate Portland

In the time I’ve spent in Portland, Ore., one thing I’ve noticed about the people is that they are all passionate about something.

So similar

The One Brothel Ministry that I work with here in East Asia has given me so many opportunities to share and to care for so many hurting girls.


Cultural differences

In orientation, we learned how to interact with people here in East Asia.
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