Business for Transformation

Discovering B4T; The Next Generation Doing Cross Cultural Transformation

TESTINGS

I’ve been going through some times of testing. The following is a lesson my mentor, Jerry, has been encouraging and reminding me of. I have been thinking about what comes out of me in those unguarded moments when things surprise, jar, disrupt, disappointment me....

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RIGHT? or RIGHTEOUS?

I spoke this weekend at a church in Wisconsin. I’ve been connected with the church off and on for exactly 40 years. I spoke to them on the topic, “Being Right vs. Being Righteous” because I wanted to study the topic. I began with Psalm 40:10 where David says, "I do...

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THE KEYS TO THE KINGDOM

King David wanted to move the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem. David loved God. He loved to worship. David had a heart just like God’s [1]. Therefore, he desired the Ark to be nearby, accessible for worship. He made this desire known and the nation of Israel...

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I CAN PLAY THE BACKGROUND

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHnZRZiCYHE&list=RDLHnZRZiCYHE&start_radio=1 Yo, I had a dream that I was captain of my soul I was master of my fate, lost control, and then I sank So I don’t want to take the lead, ’cause I’m prone to make mistakes All these folks who...

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MAKING THE REAL IMAGINARY

Contributed by a B4Ter in the Middle East In the year 1675 the Archbishop of Canterbury was acquainted with an actor named Mr. Butterton. One day the Archbishop said to Butterton, ‘Tell me, Mr. Butterton, what is the reason you actors on stage can affect your...

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ON SUFFERING

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.James 1:2-4 When...

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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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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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