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24 Mar Posted by in Uncategorized | 1 comment

A Three-Part Crisis

The news media keep us posted on the atrocities of ISIS. They almost never tell us, though, that ISIS is both a symptom and a cause of a major crisis now taking place in the Muslim world. This ISIS crisis converges with two other crises now stirring, resulting in spiritual upheaval across the Muslim world. […]

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07 Mar Posted by in Uncategorized | 1 comment

The LIFE Scale: Might it be Useful?

I recently had an article published in the International Journal of Frontier Missiology, entitled “LIFE Scale: Exploring Eight Dimensions of Life in Christ.” (http://www.ijfm.org/PDFs_IJFM/31_3_PDFs/IJFM_31_3-Waterman.pdf) It addresses the predicaments of identity, faith and practice, especially among those who turn to Christ in the Mus1im world. By considering eight dimensions of life in Christ, it has potential, […]

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14 Jan Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments

Challenging Radical Islam

A post from Roy Oksnevad: Over the past six months, radical Islamism has made the news almost daily with their mass murders from Pakistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, and Nigeria. IS, Hamas, Al-Qaida, and Boka Haram have become household names. The most recent is the calculated execution of staff journalists and cartoonists of Charlie Hebdo in […]

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24 Nov Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments

The Goal of our Instruction

When Paul the Apostle wrote his first letter to Timothy, the first topic he addressed was an assignment he had given Timothy. His explanation of the task contains some vital insights for our current discussions about handling differences in perspective on important issues. “As I urged you when I went into Macedonia, stay there in […]

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20 Oct Posted by in Uncategorized | 1 comment

Wonderful Concern, Disappointing Conclusion

In June of this year, the Presbyterian Church of America (PCA) included in its general assembly a discussion (for the fourth year in a row) of “Insider Movements.” Overture #9, approved by the PCA’s General Assembly in June 2011, critiqued the influence of Insider Movements on terms used in some translations of the Bible. At […]

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25 Aug Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments

Clear Minds and Generous Hearts

A member of the BtD network recently recommended the book Making Judgments Without Being Judgmental: Nurturing a Clear Mind and a Generous Heart by Terry Cooper. It’s a relatively small book, but packed with profound and helpful insights. Cooper’s chart (on page 28) comparing “Healthy judgment” with “Judgmentalism” can serve as a mirror in which […]

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25 Jul Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments

God’s Spirit at Work in BtD 2014

Last month over 50 brothers and sisters gathered from around the world for our fourth Bridging the Divide Consultation, BtD 2014. We sensed very distinctly that the Lord was at work among us. As we wrote in the summary report (available in the “Core Documents” tab), “Those of us who have shared in the history […]

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30 Apr Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments

Encouraging Interview

God is gloriously at work in the world. One of the most encouraging things I’ve read this month is an interview with David Garrison, related to his recently published book, A Wind in the House of Islam: How God is Drawing Muslims Around the World to Faith in Jesus Christ.  The interview, published in Christianity […]

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27 Mar Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments

Then the World Will Know

What Bible verses do you consider the most convicting? I’ve had many candidates over the years. When I look not only at my own life but also at church history and the global church of the 21st century, I think my most convicting verses might be these words of Jesus himself: “I pray also for […]

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