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The Holy Spirit and DL Moody

I’ve just finished reading A Passion for Souls: The Life of D. L. Moody, an account of the life of the famous evangelist. I found myself surprisingly moved by his life. DL Moody was born in Northfield, Massachusetts. His father died when he was only four years old and his mother was left caring for… Read More

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Is Christianity in the USA in crisis?

I was brought up in the UK–a post-Christian culture. To be honest, there are advantages to such a situation. Where there is even mild persecution (ridicule) it produces a different standard of disciple. There’s a cost to becoming a follower of Jesus, and those who do so have counted that cost. I watched the UK… Read More

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Is the church in the West in crisis?

I love the body of Christ in all its different forms. The traditional church has served us well for centuries while society revolved around Christianity. But things are changing. Is Christianity in crisis in this country? The following statistics concerning pastors are not meant to be a criticism of the traditional church, but they are… Read More

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Scary statistics

I’ve been compiling some statistics re the state of the church in this country for a book I’m helping to write.  I know you can make numbers prove anything, but is there a general trend? The question I’m trying to answer is this: Is the church in the West in crisis? Here are some I… Read More

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A day in the life of a workplace chaplain: guest blog by Michael Tummillo

I often get asked the question, “I’m a pastor. How can I support myself if I leave professional ministry?” A workplace chaplain is one possibility. Our company uses a workplace chaplain–not just for our employees, but if appropriate, we also make one available to our clients. Michael Tummillo is a workplace chaplain. Here, he describes… Read More

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Do you remember the extraordinary story of Jose?

Many people prayed for Jose when I blogged about his extraordinary  story here and here. I’d like to give you an update. It’s now 8 months since those events took place. Rosaura, Jose’s mom, is still completely free from her 30 year crack and drug addiction problems. God is doing some beautiful things in her life.… Read More

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Power in an unlikely package

Here’s an outstanding Youtube video from the TV show, “Britain’s Got Talent.” What makes this video so remarkable is the power of an extraordinary voice coming from a very ordinary-looking teenager who is shy and awkward and appears totally out of place on the big stage. It reminds me that God’s power can be demonstrated… Read More

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A simple/organic contribution to global mission

Photo credit: Gravitywave (Creative Commons) Over the past few months, we have had several people from a more traditional church background and who are in the process of leaving for the mission field visit the church that meets in our home. The exchange has been valuable. Our “Jesus family” has rubbed shoulders with people sold out… Read More

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When others advise us

 Proverbs 11:14 says, “Where there is no counsel the people fall; but in the multitude of counselors there is safety.” God often uses what other people say to us to speak to us.  Sometimes we will go to them to ask their advice and we do well to seek the counsel of those who are… Read More