Resources by James Kurtz

 
Mar 4

Incompetence and Promises

by James Kurtz, Short-Term Taiwan Team Member

These are the moments my soul sings the hope that “we are not competent in ourselves, but our competence is from God, who has made us competent and worthy as ministers of the covenant” (2 Corinthians 3:5–6). 

 

By James Kurtz, Global Outreach Commission

I found myself utterly unprepared for the hope I found in Norman MacKay.

I didn’t know what to expect. That’s probably a good thing, because I quickly found that any expectations would have been insufficient. The Wikipedia entry for Govan cites a “reputation for deprivation and poverty,” and I found myself utterly unprepared for the…

 

By James Kurtz, Global Outreach Commission member

 

The call to mission is utterly ridiculous. It’s absurd to leave the known, give up hopes and dreams, reject our individuality, and dive headlong into the unknown, fully aware that doing so is likely to cause serious injury or death. However, this profoundly unappealing benefits package comes from Jesus himself telling his disciples what to…