Farming out the Gospel.

Help!  My wife is taking over my website and blog.  Ok, maybe not.  But she is contributing her third installment today from her resent project in Costa Rica and Honduras this past month.  In the post, Deb is actually reporting on a missionary family in Honduras that is engaging in a unique mission strategy.  The Family is actually following the lead of a great pioneer missionary from the 19th century named William Carey.  It was the strategy of Cary to live off the land in India and work with the people.  In doing so, Cary became fluent in the native languages and thus translated the Bible in to these mother tongues.  So thanks again to everyone who prayed for Deb’s work and enjoy the report! (more…)

Upcoming Central America Trip For the Debster

Deb and me in Colorado Springs for our 20th wedding anniversary this past June.

I want to take some time here to let everyone know about Deb’s trip to Honduras and Costa Rica next month. She will be speaking at a conference for Pastor’s wives. But you can read up on all that yourself. Below is a quick newsletter that she is sending out. Just think, you readers of Kingdomology get it before everyone else does. Enjoy!

Greetings

It has been two years since we passed off the leadership baton for the Rancho Cordova church plant back in California. Much has happened and many unique doors of service have opened up since then. Our major work has been with a turn around ministry in the NW Houston area which is going very well. The Christian Standard will actually be running an article on August 21st describing what God has done in this ministry. Over the past year kingdomology.com has picked up a number of readers and an expanded ministry. Through the financial backing a good friend in Amarillo, Texas, Steve published the Christ Proposal which has already touched a number of lives. Debi also launched a blog for mothers at amillionkisses.blogspot.com. The most recent open door of ministry involves an invitation that Debi received from a good friend inTegucigalpa,Honduras to speak at a Pastor’s Wives Conference inCentral America. (more…)

Fascinating Figures! 200 Years of Growth, Possibility, and Responsibility.


I just got this clip from Craig Whitney with ImpactPoint.  Fascinating tech and info from Hans Rosling on the changed dynamics of the world over the past 200 years.  Good info going into 2011.  Imagine the possibilities and responsibility for sharing the love of Christ the world over.  There are a number of factors that Rosling did not talk about.  But consider transportation, language, and shared tech around the globe.  It took 19th century British missionaries months to get to China and India.  We can do that now in hours.  English has become the Koine Greek of the 21st century and anyone who wants to do business learns to speak it.  I can now communicate with folks on the other side of the globe via phone and email instantly.  I know Rosling wasn’t thinking Kingdom perspectives, but I sure was.  I love this stuff.  How do you think this kind of info should change your world?

 Thanks Craig.

 btw, in case I don’t get to it,  Merry Christmas everyone!

Ground Zero Mosque and the Power of the Gospel.

There’s been a lot of debate recently over the building of an Islamic Mosque and community center just two blocks away from ground Zero in New York.  The issue took on more steam this past weekend as President Obama endorsed the group’s constitutional right to construct the building.  But then on Saturday, the President was reported as saying that while he upholds that “Muslims have that right, that doesn’t mean he believes it is the right thing for them to do.”  There sure are a number of ways to look at this.  I understand and have felt the same knee jerk reaction of many who have pointed out that the men who flew those planes into the Twin Towers in New York were led by a strict inner interpretation of the Qur’an (Koran).  So the initial thought of a group of Muslims meeting yards away from where such a tragic event happened can cause one to wince.  But when the dust clears and the heart beat slows down, I believe the group in question ought to be allowed to carry on with their plans.  But my main reason for such a position may not be easy to see at first.  Here’s what I’m thinking. (more…)

In Many Languages.

I love the languages.  I love the diversity.  I love the Kingdom of Heaven.  One of the things that really fascinate me about the Kingdom of Heaven is that it is made up of folks from all over the world and of every ethnic, race, economic, and social class.  This was certainly true of the church that Debi and I planted in Northern California back in 04.  I still remember getting together with believers from the former Soviet Union and lifting up prayers in English, Russian, and Kazak.  This was the picture we had today at our weekly prayer meeting at The Crossings.  We have begun some initial conversations with a Hispanic church plant in our area about a potential partnership and some of those folks came today.  We had a great time.  From The Corssings, we had people from America, (Texas), Trinidad, and Honduras.  We had representatives from El Salvador and Guatemala from the Hispanic church plant.  Though from different nationalities, we were all the same at the throne of Christ worshiping together and interceding together.  It all reminds me of what John witnessed 2000 years ago as recorded in the Book of Revelation, 7:9-10

“After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. And they cried out in a loud voice:
   “Salvation belongs to our God,
   who sits on the throne,
   and to the Lamb.”

 Wow, that’s amazing.  It speaks again that the hope for unity in the world is not the UN, but the love to Christ.  Yup, I really do love the Kingdom.  “Slava Boga!”