Why i’m blogging 

Welcome To My Blog and Website The last time I needed a jump was at a remote parking lot at the Charlotte, North Carolina airport. Arriving near midnight, exhausted from an overseas teaching stint and long flight, I was eager to get going on the 100-mile drive to my home. But my Buick wouldn’t start. A week earlier, when I had hoisted my luggage from the backseat at 5:00 a.m., I had left on the interior lights. My frustration evaporated when a service vehicle patrolling the parking lot pulled alongside my car. The driver used jumper cables to connect his strong battery to my depleted one. He started his truck, routing energy to my weak battery. Within minutes I was on my way. That’s what I want to do through this blog and resource site: to pull alongside others and give them a jump so they keep going in Christian living and ministry. The New Testament verb translated “encourage” literally means “to come alongside.” If anything I write rejuvenates the weak batteries of saints and servants, I’ll be happy. My primary qualification isn’t my PhD, the books I’ve written, or 33 years as a full-time professor at a Christian university. …