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9 Benefits to Missionary Vulnerability

March 2, 2012


How do you view vulnerability?  Depending on your cultural perspective, vulnerability may be viewed in a positive light or in a negative fashion. I’m promoting the idea that an appropriate level of vulnerability exists in healthy relationships, generally speaking.  Specifically, missionaries benefit from being appropriately vulnerable in key relationships within their uniquely missionary context. Our […]

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The 1 Step Guide to Church Planting

August 23, 2011


At the risk of offending friends and colleagues who are doing a  lot of good ministry, I’d like to share the 1 Step Guide to Church Planting. Step #1 – Go where the church isn’t. Church planter – are you planting the church where it isn’t? The Apostle Paul put it this way:  “It has […]

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In Missions, Mercy Turns Uncertainty into Opportunity

March 29, 2011

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The Church of Jesus Christ has an opportunity to be God’s sickle in Japan.  In God’s economy, disaster frequently precedes blessing.  Who knows what God is doing in Japan but God himself?  Did he simply allow the earthquake, tsunami, and devastating aftereffects or did he orchestrate the events to reveal his hand of mercy to […]

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Seven Safety Measures for Missionaries in These Days of Uprisings

January 30, 2011

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I’ve spent much of the weekend in front of the television and online watching the uprising in Egypt unfold.  I am grateful that these turbulent times did not occur when my family and I lived in Egypt.  Many times I reflected over the city of Cairo and prayed for God’s Spirit to be poured out […]

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