Thursday, July 12, 2007

What is the greatest threat?

Glenn Penner of VOM recently posted an interesting article on dependency. He says:

I do not believe that persecution is the greatest threat to the continuing spread of the gospel. I am much more concerned about something that, at first glace, seems benign and even helpful but which I contend is far more insidious. I am referring to the dependency creating practices that ministries are increasingly promoting in the name of "partnership."
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In Guayaquil we worked with volunteers (like these heroes)and shied away from paying people to plant churches. I think we were wise as it is more sustainable in the long run. What do you think?

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Saturday, July 07, 2007

I want an iPhone

iPhone is just out. Great video by David Pogue.

OK. I'll admit it, I'd love an iPhone. Is that being sucked into materialism?
Good thing they are not out in NZ yet.