Category Archives: Observations

Center of Christianity

Never make the mistake of thinking “Western” Christianity is the “center” of Christianity. There are more Christians in Africa (680m) than there are people in the United States. There are probably more Christians in Asia (354m) than there are people … Continue reading

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Failing forward

I have read dozens of books on strategy, experimentation, and the role of failure in teaching us. I have tried a lot of what I’ve read. What it boils down to is this: You have to have a broad sense … Continue reading

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Serving Movements

A new DMM Dashboard will soon be up at 2414now.net. A short comment: the DMM Dashboard took life as something given to movements. The purpose of the dashboard is not to provide statistics or proof to the wider Body of … Continue reading

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A balance of processes

Communion – Worship, prayer – time before the ultimate Lord of the Universe Family & Fellowship – husband, father, friend – be part of the social group around me, encourage people, one-another Labor on a project for someone – to … Continue reading

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Accuracy, Precision, Truthfulness

When we look at any given mission statistic – e.g. the numbers or percentage of the world that are unreached – we can ask a reflexive question: “Really?!” Problems with a specific number boil down generally into three categories: is … Continue reading

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More doubling

If one out of every ten groups in a movement plant a new group each year, the number of groups (and adherents, roughly) will double every 10 years. If one out of every three groups in a movement plant a … Continue reading

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Your List of 10 People

While teaching Perspectives this season, one of the things I’ve been focusing on emphasizing is a Piper concept. I don’t always agree with Piper – in fact, I often don’t – but this is one where I do tend (yes, … Continue reading

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World Population throughout time

World population growth is one of the primary factors driving the development of missionary strategy. The annual growth rate of the world’s total population grew markedly during the 1900s, so that strategies developed today have to engage with a very … Continue reading

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Observation: Putin–Will he? Won’t he?

A think-out-loud thread on what I’ve been thinking while watching the unfolding situation in Ukraine, which could have massive repercussions both in Europe and the rest of the world. I’ve seen several attempts to analyze what Putin is thinking and … Continue reading

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Population Growth in Less vs. More Developed Regions

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