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A Tipping Point in Europe?
03 Nov 2011
Last week the City to City Europe network gathered nearly 500 leaders from 27 countries in Berlin to talk about “The
Gospel and the City." The
event was organized by an Executive Team of key European leaders and church planters, and invitations extended to anyone interested ...
An Update from Cape Town 2010
21 Oct 2010
Today some 500 or more young lay leaders, pastors, staff, church planters and potential church planters gathered here in Cape Town at Common Ground Church to hear Tim Keller speak on the themes of The Importance and Priority of Cities For Gospel Ministry, The Distinctives of Urban Church Planting and ...
21 May 2012
In North America, we have an unhealthy fascination with celebrity preachers. Building a church (or a movement) around a celebrity pastor/preacher has inherent dangers and gives rise to certain problems. Let me list a few:
1. Celebrity pastors/preachers de facto become unaccountable even if they voluntarily submit themselves to a group ...
Thoughts after Cape Town: Reaching the Unreached
29 Oct 2010
As I listened to the several presentations made at the Lausanne Congress in Cape Town about reaching unreached people groups, I found myself unmoved. In fact the more I heard, the more I found myself reacting somewhat negatively. It is not because I am not concerned about those who have never heard ...