This is how love wins: the cross

Love Wins, Part 2: God’s Love Wins

In the wake of the June 2015 U.S. Supreme court ruling declaring the unconstitutionality of the ban on same-sex marriage bans, advocates celebrated vigorously using the slogan, “Love Wins.” One interpretation of the slogan implied that “Hate Loses,” indicating that any view other than that which embraces same-sex marriage (particularly a biblical view) is wrong and…


Faces of the Back 40: Sotha Heng

Sotha Heng: Multiplying God’s Church in Cambodia by Equipping Godly Leaders About Sotha Left to die by the Khmer Rouge in the now infamous killing fields of Cambodia in 1975, Sotha Heng credits his miraculous escape and survival to God, believing he was protected for God’s purposes. Nearly twenty years later, Sotha heard the gospel…


Faces of The Back 40: Sasha Kolinkovsky

Sasha Kolinkovsky, Ukraine: Once and Still Medical Doctor Turned Pastor About Sasha We met Alexander Kolinkovsky (“Sasha”) at the Lviv, Ukraine airport when we arrived for two weeks’ teaching in Ukraine, accompanied by long-time ministry partners Ed and Alice Kraft. We had already learned that Sasha is a highly esteemed member of the university faculty,…

Mildred Plumley

Faces of the Back 40: Mildred Plumley

A Seasoned Saint Mentors Younger Timothys in Guatemala: Mildred Plumley About Mildred We first met Mildred Plumley and her family in 1970 when we arrived as young missionaries in the jungles of southern Colombia. Mildred faced the challenges of jungle life with courage and exemplary faith, in spite of the debilitating effects of polio she…