Tag Archives: Jesus

Jesus the Benefactor

We don’t usually think of Jesus as a benefactor. Maybe we’ve missed something. The word “benefactor” evokes the picture of a wealthy person who is generous with his money. A benefactor freely shares with others from his own abundant means. … Continue reading

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So-Called Same-Sex Marriage and the Language of Genesis

Same-sex marriage supporters sometimes say that Jesus didn’t even mention homosexuality, so how come Christians make such a big deal about it? After all, isn’t the New Testament more important for Christians than the Old Testament, where we find the … Continue reading

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“Prime Minister”: Another Way to Say “First Servant”

On a recent trip to Bogota, Colombia, I was struck by a new insight on the comprehensive nature of servanthood. The first day, I taught a concept we call the “Monday Church.” That’s our term to depict the need for … Continue reading

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Global Hunger: Moving in the Right Direction

On the subject of hunger Jesus said something that he said about few examples of human extremity:  I was hungry and you gave me food, (Mat 25:35 ESV). When we feed the hungry, we feed Him. That truth adds significance to some … Continue reading

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From the UPPER ROOM to the Street: Churches In Unity Can Change the World

A thread runs from the Upper Room to the streets of Toowoomba, Australia. And it runs through the church. In the Upper Room, Jesus prayed for the unity of His followers. … that they may all be one, just as … Continue reading

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Civil Disobedience: When Law-abiding Citizens Should Break the Law

Three times in my life I have broken the law and been arrested. The charge? Trespassing. The offense? Rescuing unborn babies from being killed and their mothers from being objectivized and brutalized. I was exercising civil disobedience. The first time, I … Continue reading

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A FRESH LOOK at the Kingdom of God

In the DNA circles we talk about the kingdom a lot  … because Jesus talked about the kingdom a lot. Every two years we have a DNA Global Forum. Colleagues and friends who are part of the DNA movement around … Continue reading

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Christmas Wonders of the Kingdom

We are happy to offer this excellent Christmas reflection by Bob Lupton. Wise men, from the east. That’s how Matthew described them. Magi, leaders of sufficient import to gain a personal audience with Herod the Great. Three of them plus … Continue reading

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A WORLD WITHOUT CHRIST is a World Without Compassion

Compassion didn’t come out of nowhere.  It came to the world from God and His incarnate Son. Mercy is not to be found in Christless world.  The standards of a fallen humanity include hardness of heart, cruelty, and malice. The Bible, … Continue reading

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What is Christian Development?

People are always asking me: “Where did you get these ideas that you write and talk about?” “What books or articles have you found to be helpful in your understanding of worldview as it relates to poverty and development?” To … Continue reading

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