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…

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…

A Biblical View of Dominion: Stewardship

    …our churches are teaching a low view of stewardship. We’re missing the essential goodness of work in particular, even “non-spiritual” work. “Non-spiritual” work, in case you’re wondering, is any work in which God is not interested, which isRead more…

SERVANTHOOD the calling of every christian

Humanity has always been seduced by a desire to compete and succeed at the cost of others. A “great person” is the one with the most servants. Yet Jesus shows us a radically different way. In His Kingdom, “the greatest”Read more…

The Partnership Experience – A response to Alex Araujo

To facilitate a truly global conversation, we ask Christian leaders from around the world to respond to the Global Conversation’s lead articles. These points of view do not necessarily represent the Lausanne Movement. They are designed to stimulate discussion fromRead more…

A Home for Life

“To an impatient, power-hungry world, the mustard seed comes to us as a radical alternative. It remains true across time and space that who Christ calls his disciples to be is precisely what the world needs and what the childrenRead more…

The Cape Town Commitment

The Cape Town Commitment is getting out widely around the world, in many languages. If we have discerned aright what the Holy Spirit is saying to the churches, we are stewards of a significant document. Please join us in praying thatRead more…

Rejecting the Cross

A response to Ajith Fernando’s ’Embracing Suffering In Service’ In his insightful article, Fernando laments a contemporary idea of vocational fulfilment in ministry that has removed the cross from its core while adopting efficiency as its measuring standard. He pointsRead more…

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…