Posts by Mike Turner

Final Thoughts

Friday morning 6:30AM The picture at the top of the post is of our joint team of folks from Lexington along with the national Peruvian hosts, at breakfast yesterday morning. Tito Savilla, our host pastor, is at the head of the table. We call him The Godfather. We had a packed day yesterday, the last…

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Why Should Peru’s Baptist Church Look Like Ours?

Wednesday 10:30PM I mentioned yesterday that today’s plan was for our group to split up, so after an early breakfast this morning two group members and I, along with our national host Tito, left for the two-hour drive to the Baptist seminary in Trujillo. We were met by Pastor Julio, the director of the seminary…

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Modern Day Apostles

Tuesday 8:30PM Today’s schedule was like yesterday’s only more so. Attendance at the medical clinic doubled to 250 people, evenly divided between the regular clinic and the eye clinic. Responses to the gospel also doubled, with maybe 60 people praying to receive the Lord. And at tonight’s evangelistic service we had over 60 people–again, twice…

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Helping Hurting People

Monday night 8:30PM We’ve finished our first full day of ministry here in Chepen and all of us are worn out. But I wanted to post a few comments to keep you guys informed. More than that, I want to let folks know–especially those of you thinking about taking this kind of mission trip–what it…

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Mission Trips Aren’t for Sissies

Sunday night 8:30PM We’ve just finished our first day in Chepen, Peru (we’ve taken to calling it “Chapin” as in South Carolina because, well, it’s funny) and I wanted to post a brief blog about the day. As the title indicates, these kinds of trips aren’t for sissies. We left Lexington yesterday at 11:00AM and…

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Mission to Peru

  I’m sitting in the Atlanta airport with eight other men waiting for our flight to Lima, Peru, where we’ll spend a week leading medical clinics, conducting VBS, and ministering at nightly crusades. I’ll also be teaching at the Peruvian Baptist Seminary. It’s going to be a packed week. We’re not traveling for any of…

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The Benedict Option–Churches in Post-Christian America

Rod Dreher is one of today’s best known commentators on religion. A devout believer in the Eastern Orthodox tradition, Dreher has been on my radar for at least ten years and I make it a point to read everything by him I can find. He understands the radical shifts happening in the modern world and…

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How to Raise Your Children to Love Jesus as Adults

Every now and then our church’s Children’s Ministry invites Pam and me to talk to groups of young parents about how to raise children to become adults with a real and vibrant faith all their own. In other words, how do we as Christian parents pass our faith on to the next generation?   We’re…

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Russell Moore: When Southern Baptists Kill our Prophets

Russell Moore is in the news once again. The head of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), Moore’s speaking, writing and commentary for years have challenged Southern Baptists especially but also evangelicals as a whole to be wary of allowing political entanglements to overshadow biblical ministry. That was well and good…

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