Monthly Archives: September 2015

Mapping the City

I live presently in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex of Texas, in the United States. There are some here who are interested in reaching out to diaspora peoples living in the city (a very large population). We know there is a … Continue reading

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Matchmakers and church growth

There are two kinds of church growth: births to Christian homes and converts. Globally, births in Christian homes are by far the larger number (about 10x: 45 million births vs 15 million converts and losses of 12 million defectors per … Continue reading

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When the church is a building

When the church is a building it cannot move easily with refugees. When the church is a building it cannot be placed on the back of a camel. When the church is a building it can be easily smashed, torched, … Continue reading

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Relationships and Blessings

Churches that spread the Gospel measuring decisions and memberships over relationships and blessings will short-circuit in time. The Gospel may be “good news” but we are not here to sell it to an audience sponsored by advertising. The ekklesia (“community”) … Continue reading

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Map: Where the Christians are

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Just because the end is coming

Just because the world will one day end, doesn’t mean it’s definitely heading toward the end now. If it’s not heading toward the end now, it could get better. And if it could get better–we ought to be working toward … Continue reading

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Map: Where Faith Majorities are Greatest

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Limiters on the spread of the Gospel

There are five kinds of ways that the Kingdom is spread: Gospel presentations, Witness testimonies, Discipleship offers, Kingdom actions, and Divine miracles. We can’t determine the fifth, although I’ve seen plenty of reports of how miracles have been a key part … Continue reading

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Quotes, 9

1. “No one puts their children in a boat unless the water is safer than the land.” ~Somali-British poet Warsan Shire 2. “The driving point Jesus is making for this disciples was: don’t worry about my coming, be occupied with my … Continue reading

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Futures Imagined, 9

Watch Boeing’s super portable laser take down a drone. Popular Mechanics. People are about 20 IQ points smarter now because of Google Search and Maps. What happens if those are taken away? And do these tools make us more fragile? … Continue reading

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