Everyone knows salmon swim upstream. Attracted by the sound of rushing white water, they point themselves against the current leaping any obstacle in their way.
Every now and then we need to go to our bookshelf, dust off an old classic and give it a reread. I recently gave that honour to Charles Finney’s Lectures on Revival. This book made me think and pray as I roll on my bicycle over pavement enjoying health, wind, and the occasional bug in the teeth.
Some time ago, I sat with a friend of mine in his new car. It still had that new car smell. I think it was a BMW, I could be wrong. I remember the rain running down the windows in cold wet contrast to the warm super comfortable leather interior. I could feel the envy seeping into my soul.
Repentance is a regular day at office for the humble leader. Granted it’s not an easy day. It’s downright hard for leaders (especially me) to admit they are wrong.
It’s even harder for them (especially me, again) to ask for forgiveness. Continue reading
Today I am off to Africa to spend time with fellow leaders committed to equipping this generation to be disciples who make disciples. As I prepare to go, I am reminded of how important it is to have a ‘life on life’ mentoring relationship with someone else.
We do not disciple the masses; neither did Jesus. Continue reading
We’ve all been to that convention. You know the one where you absolutely knew your life would forever be changed.
Then you went home. Continue reading
Tears flowed down his cheeks as the pastor opened the service. He announced that, as a church, they had chosen to complete the fund raising needs for a recent MB Mission global church planting team. I listened in awe as the pastor explained to all in attendance their role in reaching the unreached. Here before them was an opportunity to participate in the God’s mission story on the other side of the globe in one of the of neediest countries. Continue reading