If you asked a Christian leader in a war-torn, economically-impoverished country what the churches in his homeland need most, you might be surprised at his answer. A teammate of mine was able to ask exactly this question recently. Listen to the (unscripted) response she received. His answer highlights the priority of the work God has … More What does the global church need most from the west?
Watch this 5-minute video from my friend, Rick, to see how you can help provide so that believers in a largely-unreached country can have a place to meet together. If you are interested in learning how you can give to this need, please reach out to me: email@example.com
Our family is now fully-immersed in our summer routine. As hot as it’s been here in Chattanooga lately, we’ve been spending as much time in the water as we can. Here’s what else we’ve been up to the past month or so. Our sons (Judah, 14 and Asher, 12) participated in spring football practice for … More Attempting to connect North American pastors with International churches
I am grateful to ABWE for giving me the chance to talk about my role with Live Global on the Missions Podcast while at the Together for the Gospel conference in Louisville, KY in April 2022. Take 11 minutes to watch or listen.
Hamilton Jr., James M. Typology–Understanding the Bible’s Promise-Shaped Patterns: How Old Testament Expectations are Fulfilled in Christ. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Academic, 2022. By David Prairie I was about four years into my tenure as a youth pastor when I told a pastor whom I greatly respected that I was teaching through the book of … More Review of Typology by James Hamilton
Upcoming events: April 6: Speaking at Grace Baptist Academy chapel (“Why do the nations rage?” from Psalm 2) April 14: Speaking at Grace Baptist Academy’s Easter Assembly (“Foolish or Faithful? It depends on if Jesus rose from the dead” from 1 Corinthians 15:12-23) April 19-21: Representing Live Global and ABWE at the Together for the … More Itinerary
I recently had the opportunity to travel to eastern Europe with some Live Global teammates. It was a little bit of a whirlwind trip, and I won’t attempt to give a day-by-day account here. (If you are interested in that approach, you may view my Facebook profile where I provided updates in real time.) Instead, … More Trip Recap
By David Prairie Author’s Note: This article is the result of a Bible study I taught to college students at Grace Baptist Church in Chattanooga, TN on Sunday, December 5, 2021 as part of their study of the Psalms. Much of my understanding of the nature of the Psalms is informed by Dr. Jim Hamilton, … More The Music of the Psalms alongside the Events of the Old Testament
By David Prairie Introduction: Two Strategies for Missions All Christians and churches care about obeying Jesus’ great commission to make disciples of all nations. But there is more than one way to engage in cross-cultural ministry. The “Traditional” Model Many of us think of missions in terms of an individual or family crossing a culture, … More What are Missions Partnerships?
In a likely feeble attempt at creativity, I’m retitling these updates “Prairie Quests” for two reasons. First, we view our work as a “quest,” a series of adventures. Merriam-Webster defines a quest as a “search” or “a long and difficult effort to find or do something.” Our efforts are to serve the Lord and our … More Prairie Quests – November 17, 2021