Be inspired, feel connected and become equipped in missional living... Have a listen to this 3 minute video unpacking the vision for the EMERGE forum and a worldview for missional living.
Near the end of 2017 Amp and I went to the north of Thailand with a small team of people from the Living Room Vineyard in Bangkok. Bangkok is a city of 10 million people. We are familiar with lots of people in one place so a trip to the north was a trip to the country side for us city dwellers. Our first stop was a visit with the mother of a lady from the Living Room Vineyard. She lived by herself... more
Jeff, an engineer, grew up in a Buddhist home in Thailand. He became a seclusive and quiet young man, due to his home situation. Education was his way out of the chaos of his home life. As an adult, through relationship with some missionaries Jeff encountered Jesus and He changed his life. Today Jeff and his wife Tida run the Yindee Coffee house in Rayong, Thailand, which also serves as the home base... more
The village of Muyange is developing into a more affluent neighbourhood and land is being swallowed up quickly. Opportunity has arisen for the ministry to purchase two adjoining pieces of land which would allow proper vehicle access to the church building as well as the necessary space for the expanding ministry. The reality is that once this land is taken, the ministry will not be able to afford to... more
What are signs of the Kingdom of God touching earth? How do we recognize them and participate? In this 3 minute vlog I touch on this by looking at the prayer of Jesus in Matthew 6:10 and by retelling a recent experience I had travelling between Nepal and India.
We often feel like outsiders, looking for home and belonging. The desire for home is a universal longing of the human heart. The heart searches for home; that place of full embrace and acceptance. Yet, home and belonging find their deepest meaning in community with God. God has done the work so we can no longer feel like outsiders, but realize we are in on everything (Ephesians 2: 11 -13). He is... more
A stunning sunset at the ends of the earth; the way of St. James and an unplanned tragedy...despair and hopelessness are not the final destination.
The New Dawn Vineyard in Bangkok,Thailand secured a location in the middle of Kloney Toey (the largest slum in Bangkok) in 2007. A team lived in the KT area in a smaller facility for the previous 7 years. The renovated 5 story facility, with financial help from the Canadian Vineyards, held a gathering place and kitchen on the first floor and rooms for music classes and English classes on the 2nd... more
Our family is all a bit of a mess tonight. Oh, it's not because we're rushing off to basketball and the house is a disaster. It's not because there's so much laundry to be done or the PVR didn't record the show we wanted it to. It's not because the muffins for the event aren't made or someone scratched the side of our car in the parking lot.
We could whine about all of those, yes. And sometimes we... more
"Good is God"... This is a statement that is intrinsically true.
However, when that claim is hinged to the view that "God is in control" we are beholden to an irreconcilable theological dance. It is music that does not resolve and then the dance must remain. In that framework we are left only to condemn God or ignore the depths of evil's grip on the everyday world.
When we live in privilege it means... more