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…

Children? Look Again!

I am sure you have seen those interesting commercials of a famous bank.  Same pictures can take on different meanings.  You may think the meanings contradict each other.  And yet, depending on who looks at the picture, the images canRead more…

Knowing Your Child’s Learning Style

The following are the three styles in which children learn and comprehend, and that is the visual learner, auditory learner, and the kinesthetic learner. It’s important to determine how your child learns, so that you can better communicate and teachRead more…

Safety in Learning

Students tend to admire the teacher that can control a class, but not  be mean or oppressive.  A strong teacher that can enforce the rules will enable children to feel safe thus allowing them to thrive in the classroom.

Suffering and Prosperity: Equal Challenges to Faith

A response to Ajith Fernando’s ’Embracing Suffering in Service’ As a Westerner I wholeheartedly agree with Fernando’s conclusions. For centuries large parts of the Middle East were lost to church and mission because of Islam. The same can become trueRead more…

Embracing Suffering In Service

I felt humbled as I returned from teaching pastors in the deep south of Sri Lanka. In these pastors’ experience, it often takes ten to fifteen years pioneering in unreached areas before they see significant fruit and reduced hostility. ManyRead more…

Learning – Is it ever complete?

On a very recent trip to provide training to a missionary team in Europe, I ran into, once again, the “ I know what is needed” scenario. The team leader didn’t want to come to the training because he hadRead more…

Notes on Partnerhisp from the World Cup

15 Notes on Partnership from the World Cup Coming from Argentina I had to find a way to insert the World Cup in this subject (!). These days the eyes of the world are upon South Africa, and so itRead more…

We Have A Problem! – But There Is Hope!

Editor’s Note: This Cape Town 2010 Advance Paper has been written by Jane Overstreet, on behalf of the Lausanne Leadership Development Working Group, as an overview of the topic to be discussed at the Multiplex session on “How To BuildRead more…