Pastor Binar started in 2012 with a lot of hope. He was a rural pastor in Mindanao who never had a chance to receive a Bible School education, but he has done his best with the church he started. He had little formal education and lived in the mountains far from any urban Bible school
On Tuesday, December 4 at about 3 o’clock in the morning Typhoon Bopha, called “Pablo” in the Philippines, hit Eastern Mindanao island in the Philippines. When the eye slammed into the rugged east coast of Mindanao it was a Category 5 storm, simply called a “S
I have been in cathedrals and international concert halls. I have visited mega-churches and heard Christmas cantatas which mirror the quality of Broadway shows. I have been in charismatic worship services led by famous musicians complete with smoke machines and flashing lights to se
Last week I was in Mindanao, Philippines and landing at Davao airport where my father was killed. Today is March, 4 and the 9th anniversary of my father’s murder. Our flight was two hours delayed so we were landing at nearly midnight. It is impossible to not think about my Dad
A 3 O’clock Habit I am presently in the Philippines and I witnessed something interesting. It is 3 o’clock habit. The Philippines, being a majority Catholic country, has a tradition that I have witnessed since I was a little boy. They call it the 3 o’clock habit. At 3 o’clock sharp
Antioch Institute Philippines has been very successful and is meeting great needs of rural pastors on Mindanao. In late November we had a gathering of the students from 2010. The 350 leaders are all trainers who each run their own Antioch Institute training programs in their area.
As we approach American Thanksgiving and many people are able to get together with their families the circumstances around me makes it difficult to give thanks. Injustice abounds in the world. Today I am in Mindanao, Philippines with my family. Exactly one year ago, 58 people were ki