5 Things We Can Learn from the African Church

5 Things We Can Learn from the African Church

I’m always humbled and amazed by the rapid growth and strength of the African Church. In the past, we sent missionaries to evangelize the African nations. The reality is that they’ve grown to be such spiritual giants they’re now sending missionaries to evangelize the increasingly pagan west!

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It’s in the little things

Happy International Youth Day! In November I attended a Christian higher education summit in Hong Kong. It was a dynamic meeting with powerful people discussing important and lofty issues at a very high level. During a coffee break, in a circle of 2 or 3 people, I casually mentioned how some of the brightest, passionate and […]

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A Biblical View of our Escalating Culture of Violence

Violence is familiar to me, having grown up in Beirut, Lebanon and spent most of my life traveling to the neediest places on earth. Many times I have experienced the scourge of deadly warfare. Yet recent shootings in Michigan, Louisiana, Minnesota and Texas and recent terror attack in my adopted country of France hit closer to home. While […]

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Words from mom

It’s been a year since mom went to her heavenly home. Beyond the incredible legacy and memories she left, I’ve been so thankful for her words. Some are private and precious, others—like her book—were meant to publicly minister to many.  Mom never withheld her words—she spoke life and truth every chance she had. I am […]

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There is life after grief

We recently lost an amazing man. Jim Byh was a missionary, father, and friend of an otherworldly caliber. God called him home at the age of 54, leaving behind his wife, 4 beautiful daughters, and an incredible legacy of a life surrendered. Millions of young people in Francophone Africa received God’s Word because of Jim’s […]

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Sahel: Planting Seeds in the Desert

The Sahel region of Africa is a more than just a hotbed of conflict that frequently makes headlines. The belt stretching from east to west graphically slices the continent in half more than just topographically. One of the poorest places on earth, the Sahel represents a desperate conflux of disparate religions and cultures: Muslims, Christians, […]

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