Friday Afternoon Musings “The task of the church, . . . and the task of the leader in the church, is to make this other world credible; to make it possible to men to believe that this world as it is, is not the last word; to keep constantly alight in men’s hearts the flame of … More Heaven is More Real than Earth
Tuesday is for Missional Thinking Becoming a Rabbit Church vs an Elephant Church *comments in red are Ed Stetzer’s; comments and points in black are mine The following are comments and notes from a class with Ed Stetzer. Ed and I were scheduled to teach a class together one year at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School … More What hinders rapid church multiplication?
Monday Discussion Below is a depiction of the countries from which this blog has had visitors over the last 10 months. It represents men and women who want to be trained and equipped to reach their neighbors for Christ. It represents thousands of men and women who are looking for content on the internet that … More Graphic Representation of the Need for Workers
In 1988, (Have 24 years [now 27 yrs!] really passed since then?) I was a Teaching Fellow at the International School of Theology in California. The seminary had a brief and productive existence of about 25 years, and I was there almost from the beginning. That particular year, WORLDWIDE Challenge magazine published a brief article … More “God, give me wise words.” or What to say to the Rabbi’s Question
Thursday is for Discipleshp Another offering from Kairos Journal. It’s the story of some ordinary men with some God-sized dreams of changing the world through biblical preaching and pastoral care. They didn’t use gimmicks. They didn’t pander to the culture. They didn’t seek the lowest common denominator to begin a dialog. They loved non Christians, preached the … More The Good that Comes From a Spirit Directed Meeting in a Pub
Monday Discussion Seth Godin said this at his blog recently: People don’t care how much you offer them. They care about whether you exceeded their expectations. If you want to delight, if you want to create a remarkable experience, if you want people to talk about you or buy your stock, the secret is simple: give them … More Seth Godin on Expectations
Weekend Musings How cool is this! Gospel going out in Guatemala in 57 languages. Very creative approach. Thanks to Phil Goija for passing the link on.
Here’s a great video of a surprising and miraculous story of God working to reach a people with the gospel. The story is told by Malcolm Hunter of the U.S. Center for World Mission. Worth viewing/listening to. It will challenge your thinking, lift your heart and make you praise your God. Just some of the … More God Goes Before Us
Weekend Musings and Quotes “When he began his mission in Burma, Judson’s original goal was to translate the Bible and establish a church of 100 members before his death. When he died 38 years later, he left behind the entire Bible in the Burma language, 100 churches, and over 8,000 believers when including the minority … More Weekend Quotes and Musings
Thursday is for Discipleship My love for my children, all four of them, borders on idolatry. I would die for them without even giving it a second thought. I am unashamedly proud of them, excited by them and their potential as well as their present. Their protection and joy, in many ways, has been my … More Hey Dad’s, How’d You Like to Give this Guy Permission to Marry Your Daughter?