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
Category: Kingdom Life
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
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
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
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!
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
In memoriam: James Rutz
In 1996, a coach at our kids’ school handed our son, Jon, a small brochure written by Jim Rutz. It had a lion on the front cover, and was about a different kind of church that Jim envisioned and called “open church.” Our hearts resonated with the message, because it described a kind of church… Read More
Sadly, we Christians are renowned for our negative attitudes. According to David Kinnamen in his book, unChristian: What a New Generation Really Thinks about Christianity…and Why It Matters, we are thought of by ‘outsiders’ (ie those who are not involved in church) as firstly, antigay (91%), secondly, judgmental (87%), and thirdly, hypocritical (85%). This is a tragedy!… Read More
What in the world is God up to?
God is doing incredible things all around the world. There are probably more Christians in China now than members of the Communist Party. In Asia, the T4T training has resulted in more than 1.7 million baptisms over the past 10 years. In India, a Hindu nation, one house church network with which I am familiar,… Read More
Our curveball? Photo Credit: Brady Withers via Compfight cc About two weeks ago, at 3am, we were woken by a phone call we’ve been dreading. Tony’s mom had fallen in the middle of the night. Would Tony go at once to the ER. Sure enough, Penelope, a strong Christian who has served the Lord faithfully all her… Read More