Category Archives: Worldview & Development Resources

What Makes Development Happen?

When I first began working for a relief and development organization, I began to wrestle with the question “Why are some nations rich and some poor?” I came to realize that poverty is not caused by a lack of resources. … Continue reading

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The Mind is the Battlefield of Truth vs. Lies

“One of the most important things my yoga teacher taught me this year is to stop thinking.” So wrote blogger Susannah Breslin recently. Sadly, the sentiment is not hers only. In fact, too many Christians fail to recognize the importance of thinking. We … Continue reading

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Jesus Christ: Messiah for All Peoples

At Christmas we celebrate the birth of God’s Messiah, His gift to Israel and to the world. As a young Christian interested in missions I came across books authored by a Canadian missionary named Don Richardson. Richardson lived among animistic … Continue reading

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Why are NORTH and SOUTH Korea Such Opposites?

Wikipedia’s article on Korea opens with this description:  “… an East Asian country that is currently divided into two separate sovereign states, North Korea and South Korea.” The two Koreas have much in common. They share the same ethnic and linguistic background. They share the same peninsula, the same relatively harsh … Continue reading

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PLANET EARTH: Late Great or Future Great .. Which Vision Shapes Your Life?

The Christians in my generation were profoundly impacted by Hal Lindsay’s influential book The Late Great Planet Earth. I have often said that this book has done more than any other to disengage the church from the task that Christ … Continue reading

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POVERTY: It Doesn’t Start Where You Think

What is the root of poverty? The Atheistic and Materialistic West argues that the only reality is the material and physical. Thus the root of poverty is the lack of resources. They argue, as we have discussed in other blogs, … Continue reading

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THE SOURCE of Transformation: An Indian Testimony

One of the people who most influenced the writing of my first book, Discipling Nations, was my Indian friend, Vishal Mangalwadi. Vishal, founder of The Revelation Movement, is an international lecturer, social reformer, cultural and political columnist, philosopher, and author. Vishal … Continue reading

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Wealth Creation: The Theological Dimension

One of the books that most shaped my work on Discipling the Nations was The Creation of Wealth by Brian Griffiths. Griffiths has been Dean of the City University Business School in London, a direc­tor of the Bank of England. … Continue reading

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What If Jesus Were Mayor of Your Town?

Dr. Bob Moffitt, Founder and President of Harvest Foundation, has been one of my best friends for almost 50 years. It was Bob and I, along with our corresponding organizations, who founded the Disciple Nations Alliance. As part of the … Continue reading

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EFFECTIVE COMPASSION: Seven Proven Principles

Marvin Olasky is Editor-in-Chief of World Magazine and author of multiple books, including The Tragedy of American Compassion which has been especially influential in DNA circles. Marvin was the keynote speaker at the March 3 DNA benefit dinner in Phoenix. He has graciously … Continue reading

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