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Failure to Launch

on Dec 8, 2016

You may remember the 2006 movie where Matthew McConaughey played the thirty-something who was not ready to leave home and launch out into the responsibilities of adulthood. This is a great picture of the church in the west. We are...   ...

If we step out of the boat when God has not called us, we will wind up only wet. On the other hand… If God is, in fact, calling to us and we have become too entrenched in our comfort...       ...

As I currently journey through different cultures in various Africa countries, it makes me fully aware of how much we over-think things in our western world. It is always good to be reminded that the Gospel, and its spread to...   ...

We love the stories of God speaking in dramatic ways leading to amazing things. I think of Loren Cunningham, years ago, seeing a vision of a map of the world with waves breaking over it. He sensed that the waves...      ...

Church expressions must change to reflect God and his kingdom well both in the west and around the world. Indeed, we are seeing innovations but change is still slow and not, necessarily, keeping pace with where they could be. Every...  ...

Mission or Community

on Sep 8, 2016

Are we first and foremost called to mission or, rather, to create community out of which mission comes? Most would agree that it is not either/or. But I have seen (and written) much about the primacy of one verses the...     ...

So here’s the problem… Either we press into an ever-deepening, hearing-from-God relationship, or we settle for someone else’s voice as the primary authority of our lives. It is a simple choice. I have been enjoying a fresh read of Dallas......







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