Training. Sending. Serving. Joining Globe

Summer Doldrums

For surfers, summer months can be the ultimate frustration, especially on Florida’s panhandle, where the Gulf of Mexico turns into a lake. No waves. No surf. Summer doldrums. The only time we get a wave is when a hurricane passes through somewhere in the Caribbean and pushes a “ground swell” north to us. Or, worse, […]

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Before You Start a 501c3

Originally posted by Next Generation Alliance. NGA and Globe created a partnership over a year ago with the express purpose of helping NGA members go further in ministry without the headache of having to start and run a 501c3. You can find out more on the Globe + NGA Collaborative page!  Ministry startups are tricky. On one […]

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God… and His People… on MISSION!

In January, I spoke in a workshop at Mission ConneXion (www.missionconnexion.com). Every year, this internationally-focused missions conference draws thousands of people and nearly one hundred agencies to Portland, Oregon. The Friday opening Key Note featured Francis Chan. Six thousand people registered; only twenty-five hundred could fit into the venue. My Saturday workshop, “Maximizing Harvest Potential […]

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The Utterly Debased Side of My Mortal Identity

This past week I had the opportunity, only for the second time in my life, to be voluntarily reminded of the utterly debased side of my mortal identity. We humans, especially we affluent ones, spend an inordinate amount of time camouflaging the debased side of our mortal identity. We bathe, shave and perfume ourselves in […]

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My Next Book

My wife has been after me to write another book. She didn’t suggest subject or title. Her assertion is simply that it is time for me to write again. Perhaps my lifelong partner detects the creative angst and subtle depression that are familiar harbingers of this writer’s muse. At any rate, the pressure is on. […]

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The Reincarnation of Adolf Hitler

I’ve been a World War Two buff for many years – books, movies, documentaries – and recently began reading a major account of that war: “The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich,” by William L. Shiver. First published in 1961, this 1200-page documentary became an international best seller and is still widely considered to […]

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That Day On My Knees…

That Day On My Knees… by Julie Hughes   There are many ways to engage in missions and church planting. If you are planting a successful thriving traditional “hub” style church, and you are satisfied with the amount and quality of fruit, keep on going! But we were not satisfied. We knew at the rate […]

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Globe Core Values – Mercy

MERCY is perhaps the most defining feature of God’s character as revealed in Jesus Christ. Mercy not only reveals God’s willingness to forgive sins, and Christ’s work to fulfill it, but it also reveals His utter kindness and His desire to “let His face shine upon us” in terms of favor and blessing. As we […]

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Globe Core Values – Service

SERVICE is the attitude of heart that demonstrates our active willingness to travel an anonymous road in order to make Jesus famous. Rather than seeking to climb the ladder of success, we seek to go down that ladder so that others can be lifted up, and that ultimately Christ’s incarnational example – God who became […]

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The Challenge of The Jerusalem Council

In Acts 15 a group of early church leaders gathered in Jerusalem to discuss a pressing issue. The church was growing, and the growth presented unprecedented challenges. The young Christian faith had begun leaping over the bounds of its origins in Jewish culture, and was being embraced by Gentiles. For some Jewish Christian leaders, this […]

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