Neither failure nor hostility can weaken the messenger’s conviction that he has been sent by Jesus. That his word may be their strength, their stay and their comfort, Jesus repeats it.
My friend, Steve Bagdanov, posted this video on his blog and I thought it was worth posting again.
I have always loved this concept from Wolfgang Simson’s Houses that Change the World (p. 294).
Recently, our OC U.S. team had a lengthy dialogue on significant trends in the U.S. using the STEEPER trends framework. I was unfamiliar with this approach, but I found it very helpful.
When I was a child, we sponsored a child with World Vision. Recently, my family has begun to support a child in Sri Lanka. This is a great opportunity to minister to the physical, educational and spiritual needs of children who are less fortunate, and often poor, neglected and under-privileged.
Joshua Pillai is the Director of DAWN South India. I met him in the coffee shop in the lobby of the Nakshatra Hotel in Secunderabad, India. When I arrived at the airport that morning, I discovered that my flight had been changed and wouldn’t depart until after midnight.
One of the best parts of my trip to India was connecting with students from around the world. I thought it would be really great if you could meet them – so I created a video where they could all introduce themselves.
I’ve come to believe that in dealing with consumerism we are dealing with an exceedingly powerful enemy propagated by a very sophisticated media machine. This is our situation, but it is also our own personal condition – and it must be dealt with if we are going to be effective in the twenty-first century in the West.
“The church is seen as essentially missionary.