August 20, 2019.Reading time 3 minutes.
Your world is becoming increasingly urban. The increasing trend toward urbanization is both a national and a global phenomenon. According to the Population Reference Bureau, in 1900 only 14% of the world’s population lived in urban areas. By 1950, this number grew to 30%. In 2011, we reached the tipping point when the world became […] Read More
December 5, 2017.Reading time 6 minutes.
In ministry, we sometimes wear our busyness like a badge of honor – comparing how many trips, miles, conferences, speaking engagements, and meetings fill our calendars. The truth is, a busy schedule doesn’t equal a full life, as seen in the miracle of Jesus turning water to wine. Read More
September 26, 2017.Reading time 6 minutes.
Hurricane Irma devastated the island of Cuba. While relief efforts are ramping up to rebuild, it’s imperative that we listen to the leaders of the Cuban church, our eyes and ears on the ground, to help us understand how we can effectively aid the physical and spiritual recovery of this damaged island. I’m devastated, as […] Read More
May 9, 2017.Reading time 2 minutes.
While we fully anticipated that the West would grow increasingly paganized, I never expected how hard the rise of the pagan mind would hit the church. Maybe, I just didn’t expect how poorly the church would respond. Read More
August 12, 2016.Reading time 2 minutes.
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 […] Read More
April 3, 2016.Reading time 12 minutes.
I happened to be in Cuba at the same time as President Obama a few weeks ago and the Rolling Stones showed up last week. These guys just keep following me around! Cuba, with its “slow roll” opening is the new hot destination. In 25 years of traveling to the island I have never seen so many tourists. Inevitably […] Read More