Vietnam: A Land of Great Food, but Extraordinary Christian Faith by Brian C. Stiller

Vietnam: A Land of Great Food, but Extraordinary Christian Faith by Brian C. Stiller

Vietnamese Christians have a unique understanding of their world and courage to do what needs doing.


Aromas from open kitchens scent the night air as I walk the narrow streets of old Hanoi. It’s time for evening dinner: Sidewalk restaurants filled with children and adults spill out their happy chatter, all busy with eating in one of my favorite places in the world.

One-on-One with João Mordomo on Brazil, the Gospel, and Business as Mission

One-on-One with João Mordomo on Brazil, the Gospel, and Business as Mission

“It is not uncommon to find Brazilian missionaries in far-flung places, including among unreached people groups.”


Ed: How long have you been involved in Lausanne International and what is your current role?

Rural Matters: A Conference for Those Serving in Rural Settings

Rural Matters: A Conference for Those Serving in Rural Settings

On September 18-19, the Billy Graham Center will be hosting our second annual Rural Matters conference at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois.


The Law of Transformative Embrace: What We Receive From Those Who Have Nothing to Give But Their Story

The Law of Transformative Embrace: What We Receive From Those Who Have Nothing to Give But Their Story

Takeaways from a powerful interaction with an unexpected individual.


In 1874, Harry Houdini was born as Erich Weiss. Houdini was an aviator, a film star, and a profound marketing genius, but ultimately he was an expert on the human psyche, able to manipulate people’s perceptions and their experience of reality for the purposes of entertainment.

How to Convince People to Get Involved in Small Groups

How to Convince People to Get Involved in Small Groups

Three tips on how to build a culture of small-group involvement.


People today are often extremely busy, including me. We have countless things going on at work, at home, even at church. With so many demands on our lives and limited time available to satisfy them all, small groups can easily get lost in the shuffle. We must be intentional in how we lead our congregations in order to shape a culture of small-group involvement.

Is Your Church Ready to Care for Those Reentering Society?

Is Your Church Ready to Care for Those Reentering Society?

Churches have a tremendous opportunity and responsibility to welcome former prisoners home.


Imagine this scenario: You have been locked up in prison for years and are getting ready for your release. For years, you have lived in a place unlike any other in our society. You are in a world where, every moment of every day, you are reminded of the worst thing you have ever done. Your past even haunts you in your dreams.

How Evangelistically Effective is Church Planting?

How Evangelistically Effective is Church Planting?

Church planting is evangelistically effective only to the degree that it is evangelistically focused from the beginning.


Planting Pastors in the New America: A Case for Civic Advocacy Training

Planting Pastors in the New America: A Case for Civic Advocacy Training

In today’s urban ministry climate, people are not content to settle for “lip service” anymore.


Why Prepare for Ministry at a Liberal Arts College?

Why Prepare for Ministry at a Liberal Arts College?

A liberal arts education does not simply encounter creation; it encounters the Creator.  


College is not for everyone. Nor is seminary. I’ve written plenty on that.

But, what about those who are planning to follow what has become the standard route—from college to seminary, and then to ministry?

Where Church & Culture Collide—New Churches, Stories, and Many Forms of Gospel Witness

Where Church & Culture Collide—New Churches, Stories, and Many Forms of Gospel Witness

We should plant churches that plant churches, but also help these communities blossom into a life-giving presence in and for their cities.


What would it look like for a local church to contribute to the culture around it? We should proclaim the hope of Christ in sermons, Bible studies, and church meetings, naturally. But what about those beyond our walls? Are we telling the best story ever only to ourselves?

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