Heading to East Africa

Off to Tanzania today. Travelling with my son-in-law, Dan Gower. It will be a privilege to serve along side him. We’ll be hosting and teaching at several conferences for pastors in Mbeya and Tukuyu. Later next week, more of the same in Nairobi, Kenya, with young aspiring leaders.  I’ll get some research done too, hopefully! UPDATE: Home safely from a wonderful trip. One of the most challenging and blessed times I’ve known in Africa.

“I Never Made a Sacrifice”

From John Piper: David Livingstone… was born March 19, 1813. He gave his life to serve Christ in the exploration of Africa for the sake of the access of the gospel. On December 4, 1857, he spoke the sentence that has made the greatest impact on me. It is one of the clearest applications I have seen of Jesus’ words in Mark 10:29-30. Jesus said, Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands, for my sake and for the gospel, who will not receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and in the age to come eternal life. Here is what Livingstone said to the Cambridge students about his “leaving” the benefits of England: For my own part, I have never ceased to rejoice that God has appointed me to such

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The Prosperity Gospel

Christianity Today’s “Global Conversation” project is focusing this month on the prosperity gospel. Here’s the introduction to the video below: In November the Global Conversation focuses on the prosperity gospel—the teaching that true Christian faith results in material wealth and physical well-being. While it has its roots in America, it has found fertile soil on other continents as well. To accompany the lead article in Christianity Today by Ghanaian scholar Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu, director Nathan Clarke went to Ghana to explore the forms the prosperity gospel takes in that West African nation. (HT: The Gospel Coalition)