Training. Sending. Serving. Joining Globe

THE FINAL TEN POUNDS

I have been struggling… it seems like for years… to lose those final ten pounds. The “Final Ten Pounds” is not a metaphor; it’s a very real personal battle. I aspire for 180 pounds… I live at 190. But, in truth, for many people, the Final Ten Pounds is a metaphor for a struggle with […]

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The Real Challenge of Going with Jesus on Mission

By Doug Gehman March 2019 As a self-absorbed young man, Adoniram Judson first rejected the claims of Christianity, and then came face-to-face with the convicting and transforming power of the Gospel. He committed his life to the Gospel and determined he would take the message of Jesus Christ to the unreached people of Asia. This […]

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Is a Movement Like a Tomato?

“Here is an excellent article written by a friend and colleague in mission. Great insights!” Doug Gehman Is a Movement Like a Tomato? by Mark Roland I stood on my balcony terrace overlooking a school and watched children kicking a ball. And I asked God, “What are you doing over there?  What are you doing […]

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Building a Legacy

Building a Legacy Laying a foundation for many generations On display in my office at Globe is a simple black and white photograph, a portrait of a distinguished man and his wife. The man’s name is Aaron F. Stoltzfus, his wife is Katie, and their portrait is a constant reminder to me about legacy. Aaron […]

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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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