Ancient cultures were ethnically tribal and difficult to evangelize. Missionaries learned the importance of access, of getting on the inside—of mastering the language, culture, and customs, of adopting the dress and understanding the rituals. Our cultural structure is by professional tribes—education, medical, business/finance, arts/entertainment, and more. These tribes each have their own language, uniforms, badges, […]
Missions in the Marketplace
Gotta Serve Somebody…
The legendary folk/rock/pop singer Bob Dylan sang: You may be an ambassador to England or France, You may like to gamble, you might like to dance, You may be the heavyweight champion of the world, You may be a socialite with a long string of pearls. But you’re gonna have to serve somebody, yes indeed; […]
Is It Our Move or God’s?
This question is, of course, quite loaded, especially as it relates to revival. To answer that revival is dependent on us—that it’sour turn to seek the Lord and repent so that He can take His turn in sending revival—raises questions for some over the apparent diminishing of God’s sovereignty. Could God really be waiting for […]
Seven Things to Expect When Revival Comes
1. God’s Word will be exalted and authoritative over human experience. To elevate (or even equate) personal experiences with the authority of God’s Word is to become vulnerable to confusion and grave spiritual error. This is not to say that revival will bypass human experience and emotion, but that our experience must always be subordinate […]