Crossway (a non-profit) Ministry in Wheaton, IL recently sustained flood damage. The extra costs jeopardize projects that are planned including strategic Bible initiatives in Asia. Would you consider praying for them and helping them between now and May 31st? You can be assured that your gift will help further the Gospel ministry. I can think of no better investment in the coming weeks. My wife and I will be praying about and making a gift.
In 2008 I had the opportunity to publish Unpacking Forgiveness: Biblical Answers for Complex Questions and Deep Wounds. It was a surprising opportunity. I was a first time author serving in a small church and community: the ideal combination for not getting a book contract. Further, Crossway was in the midst of preparing the ESV Study Bible for publication which was a tremendous demand on their resources.
The only reason Crossway published Unpacking Forgiveness was because they believed deeply in the need to teach God’s people about forgiveness in a Cross-centered way. I have observed this commitment repeatedly in Crossway’s heart for publishing God’s Word and Christian related materials.
Crossway has a wonderful team of people. One of the best part of writing Unpacking was the chance to personally so many quality folks. Jamie and I have spent personal time with Geoff Dennis (Executive Vice President). I have talked with Mr. Lane Dennis on any number of occasions. Justin Taylor’s blog blesses me several times each week. It is one of my central strategies for staying abreast of developments on any number of fronts in Christendom. And there are many others. I’ve continued to be amazed at how Crossway is building a wonderful team of young leaders who have the potential to continue to make an amazing difference for Christ. (They do occasionally add the obligatory old guy: D.D.)
In an ongoing way, many of us marvel at the opportunity we have to advance the Gospel and multiply our talents (Matthew 25:21) given all the developments of technology. Crossway is one of the organizations best leveraging our day. I’m praying that God provides for them in remarkable ways in the weeks to come.