Blog entries tagged Word of Life


1. Marlene Joined Me to Zoom to South Korea

October 29, 2020

This week I’ve teaching Joshua (via Zoom) to Word of Life Bible Institute on Jeju Island, South Korea. Last night Marlene joined me for a Q&A with the students. We told them how we met, fell in love, and got married. They cheered when we finished our story. It’s been a terrific week with these amazing […]

2. I’m Zooming Joshua to South Korea This Week

October 27, 2020

I’m teaching Joshua this week by Zoom to Word of Life Bible Institute on Jeju Island, South Korea. Grateful for technology that allows me to teach the Word of God to students 8000 miles away. Amazing opportunity! The picture above shows what the students see in South Korea. Here’s a picture of the class. They […]

3. Quarantine Teaching at the Bible Institute

September 18, 2020

This week I traveled to Pottersville, New York, to teach Galatians to 200 eager students at Word of Life Bible Institute. Because of the pandemic, I had to alter some of my usual teaching methods. This contraption on my face is called a Clear Mask. It was developed to help surgeons communicate with deaf patients. […]

4. I Zoomed to Poland Today

May 27, 2020

This morning I spoke in chapel to these wonderful students and faculty at Word of Life Poland. I’m grateful to technology that allows us to Zoom around the world during the lockdown.

5. Zooming to Uganda for Camp in the Cloud

May 20, 2020

This weekend I’m speaking by Zoom at “Camp in the Cloud” sponsored by Word of Life Uganda. My friend David Tubirye invited me to speak Friday-Sunday at 9 AM (which equals 5 PM in Uganda). Their motto is, “If there Covid on earth, we camp somewhere the Cloud.” So far 358 college and career young […]

6. Wrapping Up a Week in the Philippines

October 25, 2019

I had the privilege of teaching Daniel to these awesome students at Word of Life Bible Institute in the Philippines. We wrapped up the final session earlier today. I’ve enjoyed every moment of my visit to the Philippines. The people are gracious, friendly, and eager to help. I will say this: It’s hot over here. […]

7. New Video: Tuesday News and Notes

October 1, 2019

In this Tuesday update I report on my recent travels, including a wonderful weekend with the Mennonite Brethren and my upcoming big trip to the Philippines and South Korea, and I share a health update for Marlene and me, and then explain why I’m so excited about our new booklet: “Death is Not the End […]

8. Check Out My Online Galatians Course!

September 2, 2019

On Tuesday morning I start teaching Galatians at Word of Life Bible Institute in Hudson, Florida. If you would like to take the course, you can sign up for the online version. The online course was taped several years ago, but it includes the same lectures I’m giving this week plus course notes and quizzes. […]

9. Check Out This 3 Minute Video from Week 5 on Word of Life Island

July 28, 2019

Check out this very cool, three-minute video from Week 5 on Word of Life Island. I make a cameo appearance, but mostly you’ll catch the spirit of this very special place. The video explains why thousands of teens come to the Island every summer. Awesome!

10. Thursday Update from Word of Life Florida!

March 21, 2019

Here’s the Thursday Update from Word of Life Florida! We’re having a terrific week with amazing weather, big crowds, and lots of fun teaching the book of Joshua. Plus I give an update on the new edition of Keep Believing. Check out this 8-minute video for the latest news! Click here to sign up for the free […]

11. Tuesday Night Chat from Word of Life Florida

November 27, 2018

Check out this Tuesday Night Chat from Word of Life Florida. We talk about the weather,  my class on Daniel, and how you can download your free copy of Christmas Promises, our brand-new Advent ebook. It’s free from Amazon Wednesday-Sunday this week. I’m asking my friends to do three things: Download the ebook Share it […]

12. New Podcast: Are You a Verbal Assassin?

November 2, 2018

We have just uploaded a new podcast called Are You a Verbal Assassin? We need this message because it’s easy to become careless and unkind with our words. Click here to sign up for the free email sermons.

13. Wednesday Night Chat: Our Prayers Change the World

September 12, 2018

 Wednesday Night Chat on Facebook Live: We talk about our travel plans, Hurricane Florence, the church in China, a new booklet, and we pray because our prayers change the world. Click here to sign up for the free email sermons.

14. Sunday Night Chat from Schroon Lake

July 29, 2018

 Check out this Sunday Night Chat from Schroon Lake, New York. This is Day 15 of our 27-day ministry trip, and we’re having a terrific time. Thanks for your prayers. We feel them every day. Click here to sign up for the free email sermons.

15. We’d Love to See You This Summer!

June 4, 2018

Just a reminder that our summer schedule is underway. Here are the links where you can find more information: Southern Baptist Pastors Conference: Village Church of Oak Park: Cannon Beach: Forest Springs: Word of Life: America’s Keswick: Special note: Our son Mark is speaking with me at America’s Keswick. He’ll handle the morning sessions, and […]

16. New Podcast–“Learn the Word: Galatians”

May 7, 2018

  We have just uploaded a new podcast called Learn the Word: Galatians. In this episode Paul Weaver and I discuss the importance of getting the gospel right. You might like this because if the Son sets you free, you are free forever! Click here to sign up for the free email sermons.

17. Why I Teach at Word Life Bible Institute

April 30, 2018

Each year I spend at least three weeks teaching at Word of Life Bible Institute in New York and Florida. I’ve also taught at WOLBI in Uganda, Ukraine, the Philippines, and South Korea. Here’s a brief video that explains what happens at the BI. Hundreds of young people (and some not-so-young!) take a year to […]

18. On My Way to the Philippines

October 20, 2017

This morning I’m starting a 24-hour journey that will take me to Hong Kong and then to Manila. I’m on my way to teach Daniel at Word of Life Bible Institute in the Philippines. I’m excited about the opportunity to teach the Word to young people who will be the leaders of tomorrow. My first […]

19. Week 5 at Word of Life Island

July 31, 2017

Last week I spoke to 400 students and counselors at Word of Life Island. Check out this three-minute, high-energy week in review video. You might enjoy watching it because God did incredible things on the Island last week.

20. Watch the Live Stream from Word of Life Pines This Week!

July 31, 2017

This week I’m speaking on “Four Women Who Met Christ” at the Pines at Word of Life. You can watch the live stream M-F at 11:15 AM ET (10:15 AM CT).

21. New Podcast: Why Galatians Matters

July 10, 2017

A few weeks ago I recorded a podcast for Word of Life where we talked about the importance of the book of Galatians. I thought you might enjoy this discussion because we all need to get the gospel right. 

22. Take My Galatians Course Online for FREE

June 22, 2017

My course on Galatians is now online. For the last 15 years, I have been teaching Galatians at Word of Life Bible Institute in New York. This year they brought in a professional video team to record my lectures so they could create the first online course from the Bible Institute. The entire course (including class notes […]

23. Meet Enoch from China

May 29, 2017

This is Enoch, one of the students in my Daniel class at Word of Life Bible Institute in Korea. He is the first student ever from mainland China. He had to leave after my second class this morning to go back to China to renew his visa. Here’s the kicker. He can only get a […]

24. Teaching Daniel in South Korea

May 28, 2017

Happy Monday morning from South Korea. In just a few minutes I’ll start the first of ten classes on the Book of Daniel at Word of Life Bible Institute on Jeju Island. Today we’re covering Daniel 1-3. Here are a few of the PowerPoint slides:

25. WOLBI Ukraine

December 18, 2016

These are the students of Word of Life Bible Institute Ukraine. Tonight we asked the students to take one final picture with us, and they gladly agreed. What a great week we had together. Marlene and I are going home with deep gratitude for the time we had with them.

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