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The Church and Development in Paraguay’s “Green Hell”

How can a people prosper in the midst of hardship and poverty? To a large degree, the answer has to do with the connection between the church and development. If we understand the power of God’s intentions we will not … Continue reading

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Transformation: From the Inside Out

Transformation is God’s ultimate aim in creation. Yes, that includes people from every nation coming to a saving faith in Christ. It requires new churches being planted. Hungry people fed. These are all important, but they are not God’s ultimate … Continue reading

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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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The Visible Results of the Gospel

About ten years ago I began to feel restless about the work of the missionary organization I was part of. To be sure, there was lots to be happy about. We had dedicated missionaries very effective at building relationships in … Continue reading

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