31 Oct
  • By Josh Hutchens

Where do most Protestants live today?

The Protestant Reformation began five-hundred years ago today with a courageous (and perhaps slightly crazy) Augustinian monk nailing ninety-five theses to the church door in Wittenberg, Germany. Martin Luther declared that his conscience was captive to the Word of God, and the captivity of his coscience awoke the consciences of others across Europe as the […]

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25 Oct
  • By Josh Hutchens

Romans: The Missionary Letter that Changed a Man and the World

In 1512, a 29 year-old Augustinian monk named Martin Luther became professor of theology at the University of Wittenberg. Luther entered his new calling amidst immense inner turmoil—what he would label anfechtungen or anxiety of the soul. Despite his immense training both as a monk and an academic, he remained overwhelmed by the wrath of God […]

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Gospel Life Minute: Luther, Suffering is a Mark of the True Church
October 4, 2017 Josh Hutchens , , ,

In Gospel Life Minute, missionary and president, Josh Hutchens, attempts to say something significant in about a minute. In view of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Josh shares about Luther’s claim that suffering is a mark of the true church. In light of the 500th year anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, I want to […]

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26 Sep
  • By Josh Hutchens

Escalating Impossibility

I keep deluding myself into thinking that one day life will be easy. Isn’t that the American Dream—or rather the American Expectation? You may—even should—struggle early on in your adult life, but with enough hard work and determination you will eventually come to a point of financial stability and even prosperity. Isn’t this our expectation, […]

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12 Sep
  • By Josh Hutchens

Don’t Let Your Kids Pray Too Much

I let my kids pray too much. They pray at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They pray in family worship, and I even had one of them pray when we visited a family member in the hospital last week. You may not see anything wrong with this. I didn’t either until the Holy Spirit prompted this […]

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Gospel Life Minute: Psalms 1-2
August 28, 2017 Josh Hutchens , ,

In Gospel Life Minute, missionary and president, Josh Hutchens, attempts to say something significant in under 60 seconds. He just beats the buzzer today as he explains how Psalms 1-2 are lenses through which we are to read the entire book of Psalms. Psalm 1 says: Blessed is the man who delights himself in the […]

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25 Aug
  • By Josh Hutchens

Jesus the Teacher (Part 2)

Last week, I began discussing lessons from Jesus’ teaching ministry. The education of pastors is the central task of Gospel Life Global Missions, and these lessons from Christ are principles that will be the foundation of the Shepherds Academy that we will launch in 2019. Last week, I introduced two lessons. Today, I add three […]

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17 Aug
  • By Josh Hutchens

Jesus the Teacher (Part 1)

A new school year has begun. Walmart forewarned us on July 5th by immediately replacing flags and sparklers with notebooks and pencils, but now it is here. The beginning of the school year fills many of us—parents, teachers, administrators—with a new sense of optimism and purpose for the endeavor of education. Gospel Life Global Missions […]

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