I was supposed to be in Zimbabwe this week with a small group of people from the US, Canada and the UK. We were going to get an up close look at Hands at Work In Africa, a group I ran across about a year [...]
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Over the years I have always tried to look at the broader trends going on in the world and try to translate them into the church world. Recently I was invited to sit in on a roundtable discussion with a group of CEOs from [...]
Change comes in a thousand different ways but never in a hurry or by unanimous consent. That may be one of the most valuable lessons I’ve learned over the past 15 years. I used to think the best strategy for effecting change was through [...]
An early observation the Wright Brothers made that helped them figure out the physics of flight was that birds in flight use their wings to catch the air. They realized it wasn’t about sheer power but rather the ability to catch the wind and [...]
The church in North America is losing ground in attendance, influence, credibility and virtually every other category that really matters. It’s becoming increasingly apparent that, if the Church really wants to be the hope of the world, then it will have to “prove it” [...]
Investing charitable dollars in for-profit businesses to help the poor. Significant Matters is excited to announce the formation of the 3.0 Fund. Many churches and especially the business-minded people of those churches are coming to see the rationale and possibilities of business creation as a part [...]
“But remember: if prayer be anything at all, it is a thing to be done.” George MacDonald Sooner or later even the most reluctant among us finds a use for prayer. Scrooge found his knees at the end of a fitful “night of the [...]
Dear Pastors, in many ways we are genuinely between a rock and a hard place. According to poll after poll the church in America is losing ground in attendance, influence, credibility and virtually every other category that really matters to us. We can’t ignore [...]