• After 30 years of ministry, I still get it wrong. I work too hard without recovering and ignore Sabbath rest. This strange phenomena in life called ‘balance’ eludes me. It seems to dance before me... just beyond reach, as if taunting and mocking me.
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  • I was 15 000 km away from home when I heard the news, "The doctor says the tumor is large, growing rapidly and most likely malignant." News like this numbs. Being seven time zones away from your wife when she breaks this news to you is not good. I longed to hold her, cry with her, tell her everything would be OK. Instead, I stepped into a training event.
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  • As soon as I drove into the parking lot, I knew that God was up to something. To be honest, I did not really want to be there. But God was about to catch me by surprise. Over the years, I have been shown a handful of insights about the future. They have always been right. This article contains one of those glimpses into the next 20 years.
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  • ‘A North Korean soldier races for the border in a jeep and then on foot before his former comrades shoot him at least five times as he limps into South Korea, where he collapses and is dragged to safety by southern soldiers...’ This was the news headline the day we visited ‘one of the world’s most dangerous borders’ according to NY Times. Tensions at the DMZ (Demilitarized zone) were high, following the shooting the previous day.
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  • Over the years, I have been involved in many lively debates attempting to define movements of the gospel. It begins with the name. Several years ago, we changed the term “Church planting movements” to “Disciple making movements.”
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  • About 20 years ago, I became involved in the cell church movement. Churches around the world were discovering that Sunday services were not great for making disciples. Initially, there was massive resistance to the idea of creating "cells" for members of the church.
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  • True, apostolic movements are continually torn between chaos and order. This tension will always exist inside a healthy movement. Chaos needs to be present for movements to emerge. That is why institutions do not respond well to emerging movements. Most institutions tend to move towards stability and conformity. Churches and non-profits are no exception.
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  • We desperately need a fresh theology of us. Movements are about us. The church is plagued by a theology of me. The individual has become the great end of God’s plan for mankind. This misses the entire gospel. God’s plan was never for an individual – it was for a redeemed people.
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