OK, so Mailchimp told us to use something attention grabbing in our address line!

It’s true; however, we usually see about a 48% open rate of our monthly letter. Thanks for opening us up this far and helping our self-esteem : ).   The Lord be with you!


In our letter this month I write about a visit I made to Mazirbe on the Baltic Sea coast of Latvia–a little corner of the country that’s well off the beaten path. 

But our main news is the launch of Introduction to Theology, the online free course I am giving to students from all over the EU and beyond. 

Read the announcement-story. You can look up the course website at, too. We’re really excited about the number of men who have registered from all over the EU and beyond. Please keep this in prayer as we begin with the first session on September 21.

The “boat cemetery” in Mazirbe, LV



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