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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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An amazing catch

Does this amazing catch remind you of another story?

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21 Martyrs

Most of us have been horrified by the events in the news recently. Churches around the nation are joining together on Sunday for a moment of silence to remember the 21 martyrs–all Christians from Egypt.  Right to the very moment when they lost their  lives, they testified to the faithfulness of Jesus. Check out this website… Read More

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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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Praying the price (part 1)

We will not see the move of God we long for unless it is preceded by a prayer movement. Are we praying the price? In 1983, Tony and I had the privilege of going to Korea where we spent time at Full Gospel Central Church. At that time, it was the largest church in the… Read More

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An Army of Ordinary People

Which is more effective in the long term? A highly skilled evangelist (think Billy Graham or a gifted pastor) or An Army of Ordinary People sharing the good news of Jesus everywhere they go?  Much as I appreciate and value evangelists, I believe equipping people to do the work of an evangelist (which, according to Ephesians… Read More

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The mystery of healing

Some of you who have been reading my blog for a while will remember the amazing story of Rosaura and her son, Jose (and another story here). Healing is a mystery! As a church, we’ve many times seen the Lord step in and heal. But not on every occasion. This time,  Rosaura is instantly healed from 30 years… Read More

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How I reversed osteoporosis

Just over a year ago, I had my annual medical. After a routine bone-density scan, the diagnosis came back: osteoporosis. The doctor offered me an array of pharmaceutical options. I am no stranger to osteoporosis. Both my mother, and my mother-in-law, have suffered collapsed vertebrae–a very painful condition. In my  90-year-old mother’s case, she had to… Read More

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Not your usual Christmas video!

I love this Christmas video. I love the expressions on the faces of the kids acting it, but I love it’s message too! Enjoy. I pray that you all will experience the peace and joy that comes from the presence of Jesus over this Christmas season. Merry Christmas! You can also see the video here.

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You are a house of prayer: Guest post by Jared White

Some time ago, Jared White wrote a comprehensive and detailed review of  The Black Swan Effect: A Response to Gender Hierarchy in the Church. I was amazed and blessed at the amount of work he put into it–it might easily be the best review I’ve seen. Since that time, he and I have corresponded over various… Read More