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Disciple a NATION? The Story of the Canaan Farm School

At the Disciple Nations Alliance, we often remind people that the Great Commission actually reads “… disciple all nations” (Matthew 28:19). That’s what Jesus said. But people often ask us, “Can anyone really disciple a nation? Can a country really be … Continue reading

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CLAPHAM for the 21st Century: the Monday Church On the Move

We’ve written here about Clapham more than once. Now I’m happy to highlight a movement that is bringing a Clapham influence to today’s world. At the recent Chuck Colson Center’s Wilberforce Weekend, we were introduced to a number of ministries connected to … Continue reading

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Why the CHURCH is Not Discipling the NATION

In my teaching over the years I have often said “If the church is not discipling the nation, the nation will disciple the church.” Back in March, the Disciple Nations Alliance forum was held in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Among the … 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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Watch Vishal Mangalwadi on Christian Television Network

We are happy to forward the following announcement from our colleague, DNA Ideas Shaper, Vishal Mangalwadi. America became the greatest nation on earth because the biblical church and family invented and promoted education that sought Truth – Veritas. On Wednesday and … Continue reading

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Only God Transforms; Only God Deserves the Glory

“Transformation” is a current hot topic in the church and in missiological circles. In general Christian usage, the concept reflects a movement from darkness to light – from individual and societal brokenness caused by sin toward the healing of that … Continue reading

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Toowoomba: Churches Together Transforming a City

We in the Disciple Nations Alliance regard the local church as God’s primary instrument to bring transformation to its neighborhood and community. Yet we also argue that local churches in a city need to band together to be “the church … Continue reading

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An Idea Shaper You Need to Know

Bob Moffitt, fellow co-founder of the Disciple Nations Alliance, and I have been teaching within Youth With A Mission (YWAM) circles since about 1987. For many years, as I would travel and facilitate the Worldview and Development Workshop, people would … Continue reading

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Exciting Opportunities in the Phoenix Area!

Today there are more churches in the world than ever, and yet more brokenness, poverty, corruption, and despair. Why? In Matthew 28:18-20, Jesus gives his marching orders to the Church: make disciples of all nations! Today, the Church has largely … Continue reading

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Worldview and Theology

I had a stimulating discussion last week with the leadership of the Desiring God International Outreach ministry.  During the course of our conversation, they asked for my opinion on the distinction between worldview and theology. The by-line of the international … Continue reading

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