Video: After Spiritual Renewal, Then What?

Service 1-31-16 from FBCElkhart on Vimeo.  // My part in this service starts at about 33:00.

Death to the Tyrant Pride!

Pride may be destroying everything you care about! This issue of Revive dives deep into what I believe is the #1 indicator of maturity: an attitude of humility.  Yet, most of our world glorifies pride, and even celebrates its ability to make decisions apart from God (or anyone else). But we all know where pride leads ...

Great Books on Global Missions

In my conversations and presentations on global outreach, I often encourage people to build a library of mission-related resources in their home, particularly if they have children or teens. This can help infuse vision and mission into your home over the long run, and also offer you encouragement from across the world (and throughout history) ...

How-To Guide for Dads

It’s time for a reboot of fatherhood in the West – particularly in my country, the USA.  But how do we get started? The latest issue of Revive magazine from Life Action isn’t about “diagnosis” (we know we need a revival of manhood and fatherhood) but rather, the “prescription” – what you can do about ...

Will Your Domino Change the World?

What will it take to change the whole world? It is easy to believe that big, audacious, overwhelming plans are necessary to make a real impact on a world as complex and populated as ours.  But in this vision presentation for Life Action, I offer another perspective — that one decision in a person’s life ...

Turning Concept into Concrete

Christianity is not really about “believing” something. Jesus did call us to some beliefs that will result in a dramatic change of thinking, lifestyle, direction, and destiny.  But we were never meant to postulate and consider – and then do nothing after that!   The best beliefs, the best-laid business plans, the best political ideas ...

God Loved the World . . . So Much

God loved the world, so much. So much that He shared Jesus with us, His one and only Son. So much that He put the offer of eternal life on the table for “whosoever” believes. We’re talking about agape-level love here—of the most faithful, most patient, most compassionate, most forgiving, most gracious, most unexpected, and most undeserved ...

Intergalactic Missions Off The Table “For Now”

Mission enthusiast Niles Buchanan and his para-church group – “GO OUT” have been told by their Board of Directors to, “slow down, just a bit.”  When Buchanan presented his strategic plan for beyond-global missionary endeavors, the Board was pleased.  But inter-galactic planning should be tabled, “until our space-faring civilization extends beyond the reach of our ...

5 Qualities I Look for In Child Sponsorship

I recently posted my story of meeting my sponsored kids in India, when traveling with India Gospel League.  It got me thinking – what qualities are important to me when it comes to child sponsorship?  I narrowed my list down to five: 1. I can trust the leadership. Since sponsoring a child often happens half-a-world ...

A Revival Emergency

If you need revival, something is terribly wrong with you. You are aware that things needing revival are either dead or close to it, no? If revival means what I think it means (and it does), then you won’t survive much longer without dramatic intervention. Your time is up. Your clock is already striking midnight. There ...