Faith Takes Risks

Faith Takes Risks

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE—Two weeks ago, churches and campus ministries all over the Every Nation world joined together for a powerful week of Prayer, Fasting & Consecration. During the fast, at one of Every Nation Nashville’s office prayer meetings, my son William...
Praying for the Impossible

Praying for the Impossible

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE—Today, churches and campus ministries all over the Every Nation world are beginning 2019 with a week of prayer, fasting, and consecration. The theme for this year’s fast is “Great Faith.”  As I’ve been thinking and recording my prayer list for...
My Top Ten Books of 2018

My Top Ten Books of 2018

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE—It’s that time of the year when I force myself to pick the Top 10 books that I’ve read in the past twelve months. Those of you who read a lot know the difficulty of this task. (Here’s last year’s list.) Before I present my Top 10 List, I’ll start...
Singing at Christmas

Singing at Christmas

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE—Last weekend, my entire family kicked off the Christmas season with a trip to Cheekwood, an old mansion in Nashville that’s been turned into a beautiful botanical garden and art museum. For my five-year-old granddaughter, Josephine, Cheekwood is...
Who Are We Voting For?

Who Are We Voting For?

MANILA, PHILIPPINES—Today, millions of Americans will vote in another “high stakes” and bitterly partisan election. As always, this election will be billed as “the most important mid-term election in our lifetime,” and it will seem as if the future of life as we know...
Three Leadership Lessons from Korean Megachurches

Three Leadership Lessons from Korean Megachurches

SEOUL, KOREA—This week, I am in Seoul, Korea, for the third and final residency period of my Asbury Theological Seminary doctoral program. It’s good to be back with my cohort (and the “Asbury Eight”), and it’s good to spend some face-to-face time with our professors,...