Jim Weaver
Jim Weaver

Jim serves alongside of local believers in one of West Africa’s largest and most influential cities to see a new center-city church planted with a population that is 95% Muslim. This new church will worship in the heart language of the people and live out the gospel of the Kingdom in community for the good of the whole city through various ministry platforms. Prior to moving to West Africa, Jim served as the senior pastor of a church in the North East for over 18 years and traveled often to West Africa for teaching and ministry collaboration with national church partners. He presently serves as the chairman of the board for the West African Reformed Mission, a partnering ministry that supports national church planting initiatives and theological education in West Africa. The heartbeat of Jim’s ministry is mentoring men for a life of Kingdom service that grows out of regular fellowship with the risen Jesus. Jim and his wife, Karen, live in West Africa with their younger three of six children.

My practice over the summer months has been to throw myself into good Christian biography. For the past couple of summers, I’ve invited others to join me on this journey and share in the rich blessing. Together we’ve sought to kindle a kind of ‘soul friendship’ with saints from every age and to gleam lessons…
A spirit of worship, power, and missions seems to have characterized the celtic Christian era. This same spirit was also the driving force behind the student volunteer movement of the late 1800's. One of the influential leaders of this movment was A.T. Pierson, an American Presbyterian pastor who served in various urban churches in the…
The Levites assisted Aaron and his sons in a wide range of ministry responsibilities during the shadowy age of Old Testament worship. From transporting the tabernacle and all it’s heavy furnishings to preparing endless sacrifices, playing instruments, singing psalms, and making sure that nothing 'unclean' came through the doors, their work was hard and demanding.…
During his year in Barcelona, at the age of 22, Bonhoeffer gave a lecture series to a handful of high schoolers. I can’t help but be impressed by the depth of Bonhoeffer’s material for his teenage audience. In one of these lectures, which aimed at differentiating between true Christianity and mere religiosity, Bonhoeffer says, “Christianity…
Jesus certainly suffered on the cross. That suffering was sacrificial and it amounted to the dreaded forsakenness we hear in his cry of dereliction—“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Matt. 27:46) But can we say that Jesus suffered the wrath of God on the cross? The Bible speaks of the wrath of…

Seeing God

February 13, 2014
In preparation for a sermon on the sixth beatitude, I found myself reflecting on the meaning of Jesus' words, "for they shall see God" (Matt. 5:8). It's the "pure in heart" who Jesus says are in a "blessed" or "enviable" position, "for they shall see God."  How shall they see God?  That's what I found…
Spiritual and future earthly blessings resulting from our obedience are a given, but what about physical blessings now? This question came up in a recent conversation with a Christian friend. He argued that in no way can God's earthly blessings now be the result of a believer's obedience. He didn't deny that there are earthly…
This morning I was reading in Psalm 33 and 34 and was joyfully reacquainted with a theme we find here and throughout the Psalter--God Sees us! In Psalm 33:13-14 we read, "The Lord looks down from heaven; he sees all the children of man; from where he sits enthroned he looks out on all the…
Psalm 40:9 "I have told the glad news of deliverance in the great congregation; behold, I have not restrained my lips, as you know, O Lord." What do you find people people talking about around the church these days? They say people talk about what's most important to them. Pslam 40:9-10 shows us that the impulse…
The parable of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10 is probably the most popular yet least understood parables of Jesus. Not all of Jesus’ parables have a setting, but this one does and it is important if we are to understand the meaning of the parable. A lawyer, or expert in the Old Testament Law, has…
Page 1 of 2

Today's ReVision

Sow a Little Confusion

We need to challenge false worldviews.

Join the Ailbe Community

The Fellowship of Ailbe Newsletters