The Dark Window

From 1960 to the mid 1970’s, the common perspective was – “The days of great revivals are over! Expect no great harvest. We are in the days of the ‘great falling away!’” Church growth had stalled. Church attendance was in a steady but accelerating decline paralleled by church closures. America’s churches had reached a growth…

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A Look at the Task

There are two billion people who call themselves Christians. Of those, only 680 million (11.5 percent) are Evangelicals or Bible reading Christians. Our task is to wake up 1.3 billion sleeping Christians and simultaneously reach the other 4.5 billion people on the earth. Those billions live in 200 nations, but more importantly, in 16,597 Major…

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God’s Promises

Pray about everything. God is both a promising God and a giving God. If something is big enough to worry about, it is big enough for prayer. Apart from the Psalms, there are 650 prayers recorded in Scripture with 450 answers. God answers prayer. He fulfills His promises. He keeps His covenant. And He uses…

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Are You Thankful for Prayer?

The majority of the world lives without the hope offered by Christ. The open door to God’s throne is a unique post-resurrection-ascension-enthronement Christian notion and unique privilege. That we can pray, pour out our souls to a God who cares, is an incredible privilege. That we get answers from God is beyond incredible. Sadly, prayer…

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Duplicity and Pluralism

Leaders lead – in every area of their lives. They set examples, standards, affirming or negating them. John Kennedy remains wildly popular. He was the nation’s first Catholic President, in a nation established, predominately by Protestants fleeing the reach of a European state church. His Catholic roots provoked a deep concern in Protestant churches –…

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An Immoral Society

I grew up in the 50’s and 60’s. Then, the nation was still superficially Christian, even though the foundations had already shifted without our awareness. Eisenhower was right, the nation was growing secular at the top, even if the grass-roots were still deeply Christian.  In those days, one kept a ‘public’ record of decency, consistent…

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