A prayer life resource – what’s in it?

People are talking about prayer life more than before. Many pray, but admit they don’t really enjoy it. They believe it’s good, powerful and necessary, but it’s not a favourite enjoyment. Duty and routine are there, but aren’t enough to make prayer life...

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....