Business for Transformation

Discovering B4T; The Next Generation Doing Cross Cultural Transformation

AN ISSUE OF DEPENDENCY

The leaders of OPEN have been discussing building a culture of prayer throughout the network. So, what is a ‘Culture of Prayer’? I would define culture as a community that embraces the same values and practices. What does that look like? Some see a ‘culture of prayer’...

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WHAT ARE YOU MADE FOR?

Mark 2:27 Jesus says, "The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath."  The principle from Jesus is brilliant and applies to so many other things where we miss the point of something entirely and reverse the focus. We are religious about obsessing over the...

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ON PAIN & SUFFERING

Suffering, loss, affliction, pain. Job is a man who as much as any experienced the depths of loss and pain. Though a man of God, Job, experienced many losses, including the death of his 7 sons and 3 daughters, a large number of his slaves, the death and loss of his...

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DO YOU EAT WITH SCUM?

But when the teachers of religious law who were Pharisees saw him eating with tax collectors and other sinners, they asked his disciples, “Why does he eat with such scum?” Mark 2:16 LB I once remarked mostly to myself, “Why would Jesus eat with scum?” My friend who...

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ON RAISING CHILDREN

If you know my sons, you know I’ve been blessed with 2 very different boys. Both are walking with Jesus and striving to serve Him, yet in very different ways and locations. I was asked recently what is the secret to raising godly kids? It’s no secret. And as Jesus...

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WHAT IF? OR WHAT IS!

This post is contributed by a former worker in Turkey. Master, we are perishing… And Jesus said to them, “Where is your faith?” (Luke 8:24–25). When I read the account of Jesus calming the sea in Luke 8, I was struck by his response to the disciples.  They express to...

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HARD PRESSED

We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair, persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 Have ever felt like Paul in this passage? Disappointments, obstacles, failures, conflicts, struggles...

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RELATIONSHIPS – A FAMILY REMINDER

In the book “If It Ain’t Broke ... Break It!” Robert Kriegel shares a story I’ve never forgotten.   I knew all about focusing on strengths and not emphasizing weaknesses, I had read the research, I had even written about it.  Yet it slipped my mind when dealing with...

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UNITY & DIVERSITY INTERTWINED

This post is contributed by the wife of an OPEN staff worker. Back when I lived in Morocco one of my favorite things to do was visit the medina* and watch people working on the looms, as they expertly crafted together a vivid tapestry of vibrant colors and patterns...

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IS GOD ENOUGH?

This post is submitted by a worker in the Middle East. His grace is SO GOOD. But you already knew that right? Look at Zechariah in Luke 1. The whole multitude was praying outside during the hour of incense. It’s almost certainly the case that they were praying for the...

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T4T: Thought for Today

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

Edith Wharton

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