Rediscovering how Easter speaks to our broken and violent world
This is why we no longer have anything of importance to say in a world filled with violence and terrorism. We are no different from our neighbours. And sadly often, we are worse!
When we rush to the phrase “poor in spirit”, skipping past the original economic meaning, we marginalize those who live in poverty all over again.
How the right gets it wrong, and the left doesn’t get it…
How to find a way forward when it all gets too much in ministry
Our scriptures have a LOT to say about how we should organize ourselves as a society
Debunking the myth that undermines our giving. 3 reasons we keep getting it wrong.
As I was reflecting on the times in my life where cynicism was swept aside, I detected a pattern…
This moment in history will be one we look back on. Our children will ask - what did you do when the refugees came?
In popular Western culture, missionaries are pith helmet-wearing colonialists – forcing their culture and religion on people who don’t want it. But is this fair?
It’s time we turned things upside. Here are 6 principles that will radically change the way you do Short Term trips.
The reality is bad enough, without the need for alternative facts, sensationalism, and bravado.
Sometimes the message is loud and clear - help poor people, just don't talk about why they are poor or challenge the system that keeps them in poverty.
From children of slaves, to native children forced into residential schools, orphanages and now refugee children - we have a long and sordid history that we need to face.
If we truly care about people - we cannot hold them at arms length.
5 overlooked ways to live your faith at work. Our faith can't just be something we dust off on Sunday mornings - outside work hours. But the church’s teaching around Marketplace Ministry has often been anaemic.
Historically, the most terrible things: war, genocide and slavery, have resulted not from disobedience, but from obedience.
Over time, I've discovered a rough way of measuring whether something holds the seeds of long-lasting impact or not. It's contained in this simple, 3-word question…
One of the best ways to have our hearts stirred for the things of God, is to get out of our comfort zones. But this cannot be at the expense of the poor.
One thing is certain, if there is to be change, it will very likely be led by the generation that gave us Snapchat, sexting, and selfie sticks.
Jesus left the most exclusive gated community in the universe, in order to come down and make his home in our midst...
This one spiritual principle could radically transform the way we do politics.
It's 2018 and we can do better than this.
This year, you're definitely going to need more hustle, muscle and grit.
The real war on Christmas is waged by those who claim the name of Jesus, while embracing the values of the Empire...
Read an excerpt from our new book - released this week...
I'd like to worship God from the reality of the world I live in, surrounded by people, not just nature. And I'd like to worship God through the tears I shed for the brokenness around me.
Nonviolent - yes! Passive in the face of injustice? - never!
If you've been reading my blog for a while, you'll know I'm not satisfied with the status quo in church and missions. I'm convinced we can do better.
It's time we grew into a deeper and wiser engagement with charity and the poor. 3 key principles for getting it right.