Intentional Reformation

The video is here. We usually think of reformation as Luther nailing a sermon with 95 points to a church door in Wittenberg, Germany. Today, it is often thought of a modern apostolic influence on various church or church growth movements. Reformation is really just...

Patriotism

This video is here. Politics in any nation cannot be understood or debated without an awareness of the plan that God has for that particular people and nation. Patriotism is an appreciation for that national destiny. It’s true that patriotism without God becomes...

White Guilt and the Courts of Heaven

The video is here. This is an amazing and wonderful time in God’s Kingdom and in American History. New victories are appearing every week and the curtain has been pulled back on levels of corruption in politics and the press that are liberating for all of us. God...

Personal and National Destiny

One of our highest Kingdom goals is to make disciples of nations (Mt 28:19) and to bless nations (Gen 12:2). Like personal discipleship, the most exciting part of this discovery process is learning that we were created to fulfill a Kingdom purpose… that destiny is...

Recovering Masculinity

The video is here. The theatrics of presidential politics is always highly entertaining. This year the spirit behind the candidates is particularly revealing in the level of emotion that it sparks in the debate. Both sides are talking way more than listening, and have...

Having a Right Spirit

When His disciples James and John saw this, they said, “Lord, do You want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them?” 55 But He turned and rebuked them, and said, “You do not know what kind of spirit you are of;  56 for the Son of Man did not come...

Cultivating Excellence

The video is here. Daniel distinguished himself above the governors and satraps, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king gave thought to setting him over the whole realm. Dan 6:3-4 NKJV The gold – A spirit of excellence is shown in people who can always...

Strategies

The video is here. One of the anomalies I see in myself and in our culture is a tendency to focus on strategies of darkness rather than strategies of Light. The events in Paris cause us all to search for the reasons why such things happen and how to prevent them… a...

It’s Easy to Make Money

The video is here. Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson launched the War on Poverty. Since then, US taxpayers have spent more than $22 trillion fighting Johnson’s war, three times the cost of all military wars in U.S. history. Currently in the US, about 35% of...

Welcome to Warfare

The video is here. This adventure of releasing our own hearts in the Kingdom and inviting others to do the same has led to some surprising places. For example, I’m blessed beyond measure to find that God has written in the hearts of people who do not yet know Jesus....

Releasing the Lion

The video is here We all have a pretty good picture of what a Christian should be like in the church mountain. What we look like in business or politics is not as clear. Our theological stereotypes don’t work when we get into our own mountain. People in business or...

We Can Change the World

The video is here. Some would say, “No, you can’t change the world.” Others would say, “One person at a time, starting with me.” For those who are staying to build the Kingdom, and not leaving in the rapture, we can get started on our assignment right now. Here’s how....

Ministries of Justice

The video is here. One of the attributes of God that Jesus demonstrated is Justice. The word means fairness, also having the connotation of prosperity in the sense of restoring what has been stolen, or granting what is our inheritance. Righteousness and justice are...

Free to Choose

What a great time to be alive and have the opportunity to build God’s Kingdom on Earth. Although we can see revival popping up sporadically around the world, there is a larger sense of Kingdom transformation in the nations. The warfare is at a level higher as well,...

Ideas That Have Legs

The video version of this newsletter is here. With the advent of social media, viral ideas have the ability to travel the world at a much faster pace. The Utopian theory is that this global exchange of ideas would foster enlightenment and unity around the world… I...

Filling the Leadership Vacuum

I’ve met some great people in our travels to Poland and I want to introduce you to one of them. John Godson is a member of the Polish Parliament. He’s a great example of a King in the political mountain with an apostolic gift to raise up some sons and daughters....

Preparing Our Hearts For Victories

The video is here I am amazed at the sudden changes in Ukraine. It feels like there may be no place for corruption to hide. Friends over there are proud, cautiously optimistic, and determined. Here is a translation of a face book reflection from one of our friends who...

The Wisdom of Judgment

The video version of this newsletter is here. Getting engaged in your heart’s desire and mountain leads us straight in to the “go” portion of the great commission, and we find ourselves working in the middle of our cultures instead of just with believers. That means...

The Political Christian

I watched the news with glee on July 3rd when 33 million Egyptian men and women took to the streets to overthrow an oppressive Islamic government. An entire nation was being swallowed whole with loss of personal freedom and the degradation of their economy. It had...

Making the News

Bad news – I periodically succumb to cynicism from the steady drum beat of bad news in our culture. A national arrogance that denies God’s calling, prayerless public schools that rank 26th in the world, poverty and the murder rate in inner cities, 60 million...

Perspective

The recent election, the fiscal cliff, world events, and the political and spiritual climate leave our hearts wondering where God is in all these events. We’ve listed every answer floating to the surface because many of those same theological choices are being...

Apocalyptic Thinking

Whether people are left or right, secular and religious, there is a trend in America right now to think that the sky is falling. I read The Last Myth by Gross and Gilles. They make an excellent point about what apocalyptic thinking tells us about America. The topics...

Discipling Nations Starts With Me

Living paycheck to paycheck – One of the interesting realities of life is that most of us just spend all the money we make working at a job. It’s called “living from paycheck to paycheck.” Unions are fighting for better job benefits, but it’s really a losing battle....

The Next Great Idea

Creativity – I interviewed Andrew Ferguson, a business CEO, who has an amazing story. One of the things he mentioned was very profound. Andrew has been through an amazing number of ups and downs. He learned that failing in a business is not the “end” of an...

Free Markets

Where the Spirit of the Lord is… There are Free Markets The Great Commission – We all subscribe to the goal of preaching the gospel to all men and making disciples of all nations (Mark 28:19, Gen 12-2-3). We stress evangelism and missions and we see the Lord moving...

The Spiritual Roots of Capitalism

Opportunity – Christians on the left and right share a desire to help the needy and give everyone an opportunity for education. The political arguments are really about how we can best do that. As you are reading this newsletter the United States will be 13 trillion...