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Kingdom Women

Our chocolate lab and slavery

Photo Credit: teakwood via Compfight cc Tony and I used to have a dog called Sugar—a faithful and loyal companion, though of dubious parentage and limited intelligence. Sugar had one major character flaw. She loved to wander. We live in a house with a fenced yard and an electric gate across the driveway. Sugar used… Read More

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House church

Check out Lk10.com

One of the delights of being involved in the house church movement over the last 15 years is the many good friends we’ve made. One of those friends is John White who is a leader in the LK10 Community.  LK10 focuses on connecting and equipping house church leaders in the US and around the world.… Read More

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Kingdom Life

Extraordinary video: Egyptian Christians respond to violence

A few days ago, I received a link to a most extraordinary video. It shows the response of Egyptian Christians to the violence that has gone on there. The video came with this comment: “Millions were totally astonished by watching the content of this video which was broadcasted on National TV. It was a real… Read More

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Kingdom Women

The tale of a woman and two villages

There is an ancient and almost forgotten road leading from Gibeon (a Canaanite city north of Jerusalem) to the coast. In Old Testament times, this was the principle road from the mountains to the plains. It led through difficult and steep terrain. Two villages sit on this road in the foothills of the mountains. In… Read More

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Luke 10

Sent to the wolves

Luke 10:3 says this: Now go, and remember that I am sending you out as lambs among wolves. Jesus told his disciples to go–or more accurately, “as you are going.”  Yet we usually ask people to come.  “Come to our church,” “Come to our special meeting!”  Even in our house churches we ask people to come. … Read More

Prayer walking

One of the practices that characterizes most of the church planting movements I’m familiar with is an emphasis on prayer walking. It is a core component of the process that results in rapidly multiplying disciples.  If the Lord leads us to start a church in a certain neighborhood, we do well to prepare the ground… Read More

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Luke 10

Does prayer make a difference? (Part 2)

Sometimes it takes a story to help us realize just how much of a difference prayer makes. We have friends in India who picked two villages to visit. One of the villages they prayed for and the other they did not. When they later went in to proclaim the good news of Jesus, the village… Read More

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Luke 10

Does prayer make a difference? (Part 1)

A number of years ago, an experiment was performed by a church in Phoenix, Arizona. They randomly selected 160 names from the local phone book and divided them into two, 80 in each group. The first group was prayed for daily by their team of intercessors. The second group was not prayed for. After 90 days,… Read More

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Kingdom Life

From Tablet to Table: Leonard Sweet

Len Sweet is one of the most influential Christians in North America. So when he writes a book (From Tablet to Table: Where Community Is Found and Identity Is Formed) that espouses principles that we who are involved in the simple/organic/house church movement hold dear, I sit up and take notice.  From Tablet to Table examines… Read More

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Luke 10

Praying the price (part 2)

Are we praying the price? David Watson, who wrote the book Contagious Disciple Making: Leading Others on a Journey of Discovery,  once asked his top 100 church planters–those who were starting at least 20 churches per year–a series of questions to find out the common elements among them. They found many similar factors, but there was… Read More