Category Archives: Worldview(s)

Church Planting: Indigenous & Foreign Seeds

Indigenous, Insiders, Locals, Nationals… these terms refer to the critical resource of those people within a particular target context. Indigenous seeds are able to account for and either benefit from or are able to grow despite of their particular contexts. … Continue reading

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Contextualization’s 2 Ditches: Legalism & License

contextualization is a hot-word for all persons dealing with cross-cultural issues/ministry/work: how far can i go along with the locals’ culture and practice without being unbiblical? this ends up voiced in questions like: is this local practice “just for fun” … Continue reading

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A Call to Simple Worship: Why is coffee so good?

Coffee, that sweet swirly muddy water of goodness, is the hot liquid of brew that steeped to a desired strength, lifts the very lids off your eyes if not also one’s own sleepy morning, like sunshine on the dew. Yes, … Continue reading

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On the Image of God

GENESIS 1:26-27 Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all … Continue reading

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Hold on to the Calling God has given you, and never let go unless released by God.

We must continue and obey and not doubt God’s calling, but we must also not have a false contentment in that calling by not continuing to seek God’s confirmation of that calling.
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Old Abandoned Buildings & Man’s Mortality

Old abandoned buildings are nothing in and of themseles, but they are significant signs of the passing of time, the change of people and places, the lives and deaths of people, the arising of ideas and needs and wants of people that built the building for a purpose that time has proved to be obsolete and faded into the unknown inconsequential past that no one really remembers ith any regard or importance. Continue reading

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Your Real Age

Why don’t we as Christians consider the age of someone to actually be older than their Birthday?
God created a life, and human life uniquely created in the image of God means it is most significant and worthy of our care and concern. Continue reading

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Self-Worship Vs. “Creator-Fingerprinted” Creation

I believe the universal liking of nice things is a reflection of a deep, inherrent knowledge of a “good” and a “bad” existing in the world.

So, although people may have a motivation to have good things/nice things as defined by their peers/culture/society/family, the heart of the universal liking of niceness is a matter of the eternal God having made all men to know him, his truth, his reality, and to have a right relationship with him. Continue reading

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I Saw The Mountains Again! Psalm 19

As I looked for a while at the amazing mountains glowing in bright white long before the hills and the valley I was in ever saw the sunrise, I wondered at the beauty of the one who created such beautiful things. Continue reading

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George Washington’s 1st Inaugural Address, ’89

Our first President’s speech to Congress in the Spring of ’89 speaks volumes for understanding the foundational understandings and meanings of the freedom and form we have in America. It has great implications for our approach to this fall season’s … Continue reading

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