40 Churches in 40 Weeks: New Film Project Seeks Answers

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Today I am privileged to feature a guest post from my friend Sharon Bollum, who is heading up an innovative project called 40 Churches in 40 Weeks TM. Like me, she has concerns about the state of the body of Christ in America and is committed to asking the questions many seem afraid to ask. Check out 40 Churches in 40 Weeks TM and follow their quest on Facebook or Twitter. When I tell people that we are traveling across the U.S. filming a documentary called 40 Churches in 40 Weeks TM I get one o … [Read more...]

Nelson Mandela’s Legacy in South Africa: A Unique Perspective

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Privileged to feature a unique perspective on the legacy of Nelson Mandela in South Africa from Christina Quist. Christina and her family relocated there by faith  from the US Midwest just two years ago. You can learn more about their journey as FaithWalkers here. I thought her perspective as a transplanted Westerner might shed some new light behind the media coverage on the impact of Nelson Mandela in South Africa. The red, blue and green fishing boats in the harbor clang their bells and bob … [Read more...]

Oklahoma Tornado Victims: How to Help in 5 Practical Steps

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The Oklahoma tornado that ripped through the Oklahoma City area on May 20 killing 20 -- and adding to the 24 already killed in another F5 tornado nearby just 11 days earlier -- shocked us all and brought us to our knees in prayer. I recall our kids got out of the pool immediately when they heard the news and gathered to pray as the unimaginable happened.Many good people are now rightly asking how to help the victims of that colossal F5 -- the widest tornado on record. Wider than Ma … [Read more...]

Reason for Hope: A Fresh Voice in Church Planting

I've published a few posts of late pointing out problems with the evangelical church here and here.But today I'll spotlight something going very right -- a fresh voice and reason for hope in church planting.I had the privilege of teaching and mentoring Dan Nichols through his years as a high school student where he led the school's worship efforts. It's been a delight to watch him grow, first as Student Body President at Baptist Bible College and now as he follows God's call to plant a fresh … [Read more...]

Legacy of Wisdom: One Christian’s Tribute to Stephen Covey

Stephen Covey changed my life. I never met him. Yet I know he changed a lot more lives than mine before his unexpected death this week.But I suspect he would be the first to agree -- it wasn't really Stephen Covey who changed anything.It was wisdom. The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom, and whatever you get, get insight. (Prov. 4:7 ESV) Where does wisdom come from? I trust most readers in this evangelical Christian audience would agree with Scripture (wisdom literature, as Covey of … [Read more...]

How to Celebrate Freedom and End Slavery: The Nomi Network

As we celebrate America’s independence this week, freedom is front and center. But it’s not so readily available for the many women around the world today who have little hope of escaping the modern-day slavery of sex and labor trafficking.The Nomi Network is working to change that.They are a new generation of abolitionist with the hearts of a Wilberforce and the business savvy of modern global entrepreneurs. They help free woman vulnerable to sex-trafficking by enabling them to pro … [Read more...]


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