Monthly Archives: July 2014

Focusing on things that we can do

In this life there are many things that we do not have control over. Life is full of surprises, and sometimes we are right in the middle of circumstances that are out of our control. In the life of the … Continue reading

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Redefining fundamentals

Whether you like it or not, we are living in a time when the paradigms are shifting. And they are shifting intensely and quickly. So quick that we are getting caught unprepared. We are not having time to adapt to … Continue reading

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Lessons from World Cup 2014

From June 12th to July 13th, many of us will watch the biggest sports event on the globe. 32 countries  qualified to be a part of it, including the U.S. team. 64 matches will be played in 12 cities across … Continue reading

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Loving the Unliked

We are witnessing a movement within the churches today that should concern us. Churches are targeting only people that look like them. They are using demographic studies, not to find and understand who the people are in their area to … Continue reading

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Money is not everything

When working in Brazil, I used to say: “If you have people you do not need money, If you have money you do not need people.” I still believe in that, and I still believe that this does not apply … Continue reading

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It is not how we worship, but whom we worship

“Alternative service,” “Contemporary service,” “Saturday-night service,” “Multi-congregational church,” “Youth service,” “Seeker sensitive,” “Seeker targeted,” “Taizé worship”, etc.. The list of worship options is long, and is getting bigger every day. Our generation is experiencing a revolution in worship that we … Continue reading

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The Aging Effect

The Administration on Aging tells us: “The older population – persons 65 years or older – numbered 39.6 million in 2009 (the latest year for which data is available). They represented 12.9% of the U.S. population, about one in every … Continue reading

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