Into the prayer adventure frame

Christ’s disciples weren’t prayer novices, but the upper room experience gave them a prayer life make-over. It moved them into a new prayer frame. The men with a tendency to fall asleep in Jesus’ prayer sessions found themselves in a prayer adventure that...

Shaping PRAISE over a nation

Last week’s blog, Where do we start? mentioned our cutting edge role in Christ’s mission. We looked at a simple, powerful way to impact nations by targeting them with his PRAISE. But how do we settle on a praise focus for a nation or community? Few people will grab...

Where do we start?

Earth’s end won’t be from natural causes; its passing is scheduled for a Day in which Christ’s appearance will be the main event. Before leaving his disciples, Jesus made it clear that his great Day and his great mission are connected (Mt 24:14). It makes no sense at...

Barefoot Revolution

Barefoot Revolution: Biblical Spirituality for Finding God (Paraclete Press) Paul Marshall’s book will unsettle you in a good way. It calls to a deeper, authentic life in Christ and gives the how-to for growing in it. We have known Paul for many years; these chapters...

Reach for Rest

In our What’s in it for me post, one of the benefits of prayer growth mentioned was: A deeper REST in the Lord. Let’s go back to that one. If real rest could be bottled and marketed, the sellers would make a fortune and would struggle to keep up with market demand....