The Flying Community

I just arrived from a two week trip in the Arabian Peninsula – UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait and Qatar. My journey started on February 22nd and culminated on March 7th.   During this trip I went through six international airports fromRead more…

The Theology of Prosperity

The Lausanne Global Conversation (LGC) is an opportunity for Christians around the globe to wrestle with important issues related to world evangelization, in connection with Cape Town 2010, the Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization. One of these issues isRead more…

Orality And Storytelling – Matters Of The Heart

“Why story and storytelling?” Thomas Boomershine asked in his book Story Journey. “Story is a primary language of experience. Telling and listening to a story has the same structure as our experience,” he said. “The episodes of our lives takeRead more…

Introducing The Prosperity Gospel Debate

Since the 1980s, the Prosperity Gospel has become one of the doctrinal emphases of contemporary Christianity. Although it is found widely in some continents and countries, however, is often associated with leaders and preachers associated with the Pentecostal and CharismaticRead more…

A Platform For Kingdom Success

What doesn’t get mentioned much in Christian leadership, at least from my perspective as a North American involved in full-time missions in East Asia, is the essential quality of spiritual authority.  So much is emphasized on the power and positionRead more…

Who Teaches Whom? God Works Through His Word

I was excited.  I was testing the Joseph stories with my favorite testing group, ten of the most influential older women in the village.  They loved the stories from creation to this point, and they seemed to understand the “mainRead more…

Resource Stewardship

It is not easy to start a new blog. Especially on a theme such as ‘Resource Stewardship’! And that for an important discussion such as the Lausanne Global Conversation! Perhaps it is good to start with a short introduction ofRead more…

Not A Passing Fad

Orality will be a factor in missions strategy for the next half a century. That’s the conclusion I draw from reading  Reaching the Marginalised, the 2010 U. N. report on progress in the Education for All (EFA) campaign.  The EFARead more…

Major Priorities In Eradicating Bible Poverty

As we enter into discussion about the Scriptures and their place in mission, there are at least three major questions to ponder. Why are people’s lives not transformed as we might expect where Scriptures are available?  Why do one billionRead more…