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…

Truth & Secularity

As we head towards the global consultation in SA, we are being invited to reflect on issues affecting the church, the gospel and truth, particularly as we face a growing secularity in many quarters. Paul Johnson wrote of “the birthRead more…

Developing Safe Environment for Learning and Transformation

One of the goals of the Cities Affinity Group is to create a safe environment for genuine, meaningful dialogue.  Developing Safe Environments for Learning and Transformation, an article by Gregg Detwiler, Director of Intercultural Ministries, Emmanuel Gospel Center, is aRead more…

Redefining the “Regions Beyond”

William Carey lived in a time of tumultuous change; a pivotal time in world history during which paradigms shifted, forever transforming the minds of people.  Despite the changes in his world, I doubt that William Carey imagined a future ofRead more…

Devotional Design for 2012

Spiritual growth does not happen by chance nor is it passive. It happens as we deliberately respond to the work of the Holy Spirit upon our lives. We are to actively grow by pursuing God through the means of graceRead more…

Out of Africa

Some thoughts on the importance and relevance of Cape Town 2010 – looking back at the changes in the world since the last congress and looking forward to the next 20 or more years.

Church Free or Fearful?

My main point was and is why church is so weak in third world countries? And now I can add are these 3rd world so poor and undeveloped because church is weak here? When I was working with a ChristianRead more…