Cities have spiritual temperatures. So suggests a recent joint study from the Barna Group and the American Bible Society which ranked 100 cities on their “Bible mindedness.” http://cities.barna.org/americas-most-bible-minded-cities-2014/ Now let’s back up. We know from the Bible that cities have spiritual temperatures. Babylon was a city-state in Mesopotamia which destroyed Jerusalem. It came to personify […]
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Imagine a Timothy or Titus without a Paul, a Joshua without a Moses, an Elisha without an Elijah, an Apollos without an Aquilla or Priscilla. Imagine the disciples without Jesus! It’s hard to, isn’t it? And when I try to imagine it, it doesn’t look good. Because each of these peoples was nurtured and guided […]
For over 20 years I have been a pastor. I am still a pastor. But for the last three years, I have also been a seminary president where we train pastors and leaders for the global church. In my work, I now get to work with many churches and denominations. We have over 60 denominations […]
This blurb came across my desk. It was called HOW TO GET RID OF YOUR PASTOR. It was meant to be funny or cute, but I did not laugh. It said something like this: First, look the pastor straight in the eye while he’s preaching and say “amen” once in a while and he’ll probably […]
Protestants have lost their majority status in the US, and the number of Americans with no religious affiliation is on the rise. Those are the two big conclusions of a newly released study of the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life in America. For the first time in American history, the US does not […]
My Plenary Address at the Lausanne Consultation on Global Theological Education in the Twenty First Century, May 29-June 1, 2012 in Boston It’s been a great joy to reconnect with old friends and meet so many new friends at this gathering. I am deeply grateful to the Lausanne movement for bringing us together. Recently my […]