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Greet the Church in Your House

Victor Choudhrie is one of my beloved “fathers in the Lord.” In 1992, even while a renowned cancer surgeon in India,  the Lord told Victor to stop medicine and start planting churches. The results in the past few years have been extraordinary.  One of the most outstanding disciple making movements of our day is going… Read More

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A weekend of conversation

What is usually the greatest long-term benefit of going to a conference? Often the thing you will remember best and that will have the most impact on your life is the conversations in the hallways.   Photo Credit: photo.maru (Creative Commons) This year, because of the emphasis on the regional Momentum conferences, rather than our… Read More

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Easter greetings!

This weekend celebrates the most important event in history. Check out this video (you'll need to click on this link  to view it:    

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The fate of the original 12 apostles?

Photo credit: maudandoscar In India a few years ago, we were taken to visit a church building that had twelve paintings, each portraying  the death of one of the 12 apostles. (I think it was St. Thomas Mount in Chennai, but I've been unable to verify that via the Internet.) Those images have never left… Read More

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We have the glad tidings the world needs!

Here's another amazing video. Enjoy! Enjoy the video: if it doesn't show within the post, you can find it here    

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Merry Christmas to everyone. Here’s an inspiring Christmas video!

  Thank you to everyone who reads and comments on my blog. I pray you'll have a truly blessed Christmas. (If the video doesn't show, you can view it here.)

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When Western finance does more harm than good

Photo credit: arted_light (Creative Commons) We know about the concept of "rice Christians"–people who "become Christians" because they think there is financial gain in it for them. They assume that the Westerners will support them or provide for them in other ways if they join them. I've come across some other disturbing stories recently: A… Read More

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Missions: the bad!

Photo credit: Felix Krohn (Creative Commons) Tony and I were in Nepal training church planters: "What should simple/organic church should look like?" someone asked me. My answer surprised them: "It should look Nepalese!" I have a photo in my possession that epitomizes the problem with much of what is seen on the mission field today.… Read More

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Happy Thanksgiving!

 

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“I am second”

Have you seen the billboards showing someone well-known and with the title, "I am second"? They are all over the Dallas/Fort Worth area and in other cities too. The message of the I am second movement is that Jesus is first. This message is promoted through films where well recognized people tell the story of… Read More