Business for Transformation

Discovering B4T; The Next Generation Doing Cross Cultural Transformation

UNDERSTANDING TRANSPARENCY

In 1 John, we are told in several places that our relationship with God is inseparably linked to our relationship with other believers. 1 John 1:7 says, "but if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus,...

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PERSECUTION REFRESHES US

Charles Swindoll tells this story about suffering and persecution: In the northeastern United States, codfish are a big commercial business. Note the following fact: there is a market for eastern cod all over, especially in the sections farthest removed from the...

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KOBE

I’m sure you’ve heard. If you’re American – of course you heard. Kobe Bryant and his daughter died in a helicopter crash this past week. It’s been front page news 3 days in a row now. However, there has been almost no mention of the others who died with him. And as my...

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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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TWO THOUGHTS ABOUT WORK IN THE 2020s

In 1988, when we first moved to SE Asia and I began working, I had my office at home. Some of my friends in the States were working at home and it seemed like a cost-effective, family friendly way to work. However, local clients did not take me seriously and...

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WALK IN THE LIGHT

The following is contributed by Jerry a B4T coach. A favorite verse I often repeat out loud was given by an angel to Joseph: “You shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.” (Matthew 1:21). This promise always breathes faith into me. But...

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(RE)DEFINING SUCCESS

The following has been contributed by a worker in the Arab World. I’ve written about defining success before, but I come now with some fresh perspective from an amazing little book entitled, “The Choice.” There are two options in terms of setting goals to accomplish...

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TWO WORDS

In studying Greek and Hebrew words lately, I’ve noticed that there are two words that Satan has worked to change the meaning of. The first word is—Jesus.“God damn it!… Jesus!… What the hell are you doing?!!!” I recently heard a man shout as he was working alongside a...

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COME ON IN ANYWAY!

'Twas the night of the big Christmas play at the church.All the boys and girls had rehearsed their lines over and over.  Now each child knew his part by heart.  The dress rehearsal had gone without a hitch.  Each memorized line was recited flawlessly. The actual...

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JOSEPH: A BURDENED LIFE

This blog has been contributed by a tentmaker in the Middle East. Every year in December I re-study the Christmas story. Every year, the LORD shows me something in greater depth than I have ever seen it before, and it never disappoints. This year, I received deeper...

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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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