Browsing All posts tagged under »true discipleship«

Don’t know if I’m sad or angry

May 7, 2012


In fact, I’m both. The 16 year old son from a Pacific Island family I know has committed suicide. Of course, suicide is a problem in every society, but “For some Pacific Islands, suicide is a leading cause of death in youth, and rates have not only reached epidemic proportions but are among the highest in the […]

Yet another leadership article (yawn) but wait . . .

April 10, 2012


Christian leadership has to be one of those topics where much gets written and little changes! I’m the leader of a cross-cultural Christian ministry that’s in recovery after a period of bad leadership. So I’m reading everything I can lay my hands on, hoping to gain clarity and be better able to articulate recent painful […]

Is there such a thing as a Christian nation?

April 3, 2012


Is it possible for a nation or people group to enjoy special blessing because of an early leader’s personal commitment to God? We see this with Israel under the Old Covenant, but is there room for this idea under the New Covenant? I work among tribal people in the South Pacific Islands who love to […]

What a Church Movement looks like

March 9, 2012


Last week I was in the South Pacific Islands. Busy days and nights of meetings with our (Pacific Partners) radio and discipleship leaders, but oh so rewarding! One night I had the joy and privilege of teaching young people from various churches who meet weekly at the home of one of our local leaders. They […]

Moving beyond fundamentalism and evangelicalism in missions

February 21, 2012


I have a deep sense of excitement and anticipation about our missionary work in the South Pacific Islands. We’re on the cusp of something new and very vibrant (Radio, and organic church planting). Almost daily I’m gaining new insights from the books and blogs I read, and from my times of personal prayer. Frank Viola’s blog […]

Radio, and organic church planting

February 18, 2012


The video below was made in 2001, but it’s the best I’ve found to explain what is beginning to happen around our Pacific Partners radio ministry in the South Pacific Islands. (Note: beginning to happen. It is becoming well established in Tonga and starting in the Solomon Islands.) What is happening now in the Islands, sprang from our […]

Discipleship is more than Conveying Information (by Trevin Wax)

February 10, 2012


I’ve just read an important blog post by Trevin Wax about discipleship being like an apprenticeship. (I’ve written about this in my recent posts Can Radio Really Help Disciple a Nation? and Canoe Without a Paddle.) Trevin Wax writes on The Gospel Coalition blog, “The culture of the first century put a high priority on learning […]