MBBs Sparking Change
One day Gul unwrapped a piece of bread covered in a newspaper scrap. Just before she tossed the old newspaper into the trash she noticed part of an article about the Christian holiday of Easter. She started reading, becoming more and more excited. How could this be? It was unlike anything she had ever heard. But the newspaper scrap didn't have the end of the story. Disappointed, she put it down. Some days later she saw a foreign woman in the local bazaar. She thought p
Shifting Sands of Salvation
The strange thing about the growth of the church throughout history is how it shifts from place to place. Salvation is rock solid, but the activity of God among people groups seems to shift around like sand in the wind. Jesus said the Spirit blows where he will like the wind. We can never predict where he may choose to work next, but when he starts to work, it is wonderful to behold. The church in the Turkic world is a great example. Since 2007 the church in Turkey has gr
No More Frontiers?
In just the last hundred years the world's frontiers have receded like a hairline. Daniel Boone went through the Cumberland Gap into the Kentucky "meadow" where he walked under trees seen by only a handful of Europeans. The Native Americans had followed the abundant deer and buffalo along the Ohio River for hundreds if not thousands of years, but had never settled down into communities much bigger than temporary hunting camps. European pioneers followed Boone's footprints