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Full Circle Dear Friends, Some invitations are particularly meaningful. Last month, Landen was asked to preach a Sunday morning sermon at the Second Baptist church in Cheb, a town west of Prague in the Czech Republic. This location has special significance for Landen, because, while he was a youth pastor in California,... Read more



The Power of Story “What podcasts do you listen to?” has become a regular question in my life. Nowadays, you can find a podcast on just about anything from self help to comedy, true crime... Read more Into the Gap Dear Friends, COVID-19 has left behind a lot of holes. The countries of Europe are making significant progress toward vaccinating their people and lowering restrictions... Read more One by One Dear Friends, Like much of Europe, Poland has been in some form of lockdown for over 12 months now. Much of that time, the restrictions prevented normal youth group... Read more Play the Long Game I made a joke the other day that I’ve stopped recognizing what day of the week it is and I’m just going by what week of the year it is. As the days have seemingly blended... Read more The X Factor Dear Friends, These days, those who live in Europe look across the waters to the UK and United States with a bit of envy. Vaccinations in these countries are picking up speed... Read more Keys of the Kingdom “Praying is spiritual work, and human nature does not like taxing spiritual work. Human nature wants to sail to heaven under a favoring breeze, a full, smooth sea. Prayer... Read more Igniting the Flames Dear Friends, What ignites the flames of revival? In Acts chapter two, a fledgling band of Jesus followers grew rapidly as thousands responded to the preaching of Peter... Read more Eighteen Years and Still Learning 18. In Hebrew, it means “life.” In most countries, it’s the age when you are considered to be a legal adult. Yet, for me, it’s the number of years I’ve... Read more Satisfied in Christ Dear Friends, What does it mean to be satisfied? Certainly, there is much to be unsatisfied with these days. All of us are weary of restrictions and limitations... Read more