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Resourcing Missional Entrepreneurs

Reblogging this post today because I get requests how to find my presentation. ————————————— Prague. Yesterday I spoke to a group of Christian business professionals and Foundation leaders from USA about how to resource missional entrepreneurs in Europe in a sustainable way, ie, without creating eternal charity cases. These people, all of them very friendly,  are…

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12 Resources for Christian Generosity

My friend Sas Conradie from the Global Generosity Movement has just released 12 Resources for Christian Generosity: E.G. “Jay” Link’s latest book ‘Who’s In Charge Here?’ is now available. The pdf and Kindle versions of the book are free – just go to this webpage.   The Money Revolution is a website linked to a book that helps…

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Mission of God Study Bible and Itinerant Ministry

The Mission of God Study Bible has just been released. It carries the missional theme and  . .  what I really love about it . .  it honors the memory of the Baptist missiologist Dr Francis DuBose who brought the word “missional” back into play with his 1983 book God Who Sends. [see the video I recorded…

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Mission: Where? What? How?

This morning I am teaching a module on mission for Praxis training. Part of the session will include looking at 3 missionaries that kicked butt but for some reason never made it into the popular evangelical mission history books. Although some of them are making a comeback. I’m talking about Charles de Foucauld, Toyohiko Kagawa…

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Bringing Abigail home: miles needed

Does anyone have spare miles? We could use some to get our daughter home from Europe. Abigail has been volunteering at a Christian based hostel in Prague and has completed an informal micro-apprenticeship on how to run hostels, something we think will become very valuable.  Abi is fearless and competent, friendly and generous, all qualities needed…

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3 Books from 2011 you should have read

Books come and go. I have a huge stack of books that I have read but have not had the time to review or mention on the blog. Most of them will disappear into oblivion and a few will stay kicking around in our consciousness. In my world, there were three books released last year…

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Choosing to be homeless and poor

Last week was a wake up call for Americans on the subject of poverty when it was discovered that poverty had risen to 15.1%. The number of Americans in poverty is the highest since counting began in 1959. The USA poverty line is an income of US$22,113 a year for a family of 4. That…

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Mission in Digital Frontiers: Learning Day in Adelaide

Next week I am doing a learning day at Uniting College, Adelaide, South Australia. Thanks to Dr Steve Taylor, Director of Missiology, for inviting me over. You might remember Steve for his EmergentKiwi blog or his excellent book The Out of Bounds Church?: Learning to Create a Community of Faith in a Culture of Change.…

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Hear me speak at Cornerstone Festival

I am really excited about speaking at Cornerstone Festival this year in Illinois, USA. I haven't been to Cornerstone since 1999. They asked me to give 3 seminars. I just sent them these details. Let me know if you will be there so we can meet each other and you can buy me a coffee…

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YWAM – Around the world in 80 days

Last night I did some teaching and storytelling at the YWAM Oxford base, just north of Christchurch, NZ. The 50 students were mostly from a new initiatve called "Around the world in 80 days". Participants in this DTS (Discipleship Training School) buy a round-the-world ticket and try to change the world wherever God leads them.…

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Tallskinnykiwi in Christchurch like . . . this Saturday.

Its really last minute but I am doing an informal meeting tomorrow in earthquake-devasted Christchurch, New Zealand to meet with a few young church and mission leaders who invited me down here. We will meet in someones house which doesn't have running water so use the toilet before you come. A lot of you have…

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The Skinny on Edinburgh 2010

What an incredible weekend for mission! So many great speeches and exhortations given at Edinburgh 2010. Here's the skinny. The best talk, imho, was given by Dr Young-Hoon Lee of Korea, pastor of the largest church in the world. His speech, entitled Christian Spirituality and the Diakonic Mission of the Yoido Full Gospel Church gives…

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Francis DuBose, the Mystic on Main Street

The urban missiologist Francis DuBose passed away on June 20th this year, during my blog fast, so I didn’t mention it. I remember him as a poet, an activist, a lover of the poor, the guy who added his Jesus revolution books from the 1970s to my library, and the teacher that brought the word…

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