Category Archives: CDI-India

The Apostle Thomas and the “Good Ground” for the Gospel in India

I ran across an old book today on the The Search for the Twelve Apostles by William Steuart McBirnie (1973).  In it, he quotes from a special publication that was "published to commemorate the visit to India of the Patriarch of the Church of the East" (145).  This volume was called Souvenir of India, In Honour of… Continue Reading

Seeing God Work in India

The last few days have been a whirlwind. We have been in villages, meeting with ministry leaders, and have taught in a holistic ministry conference. We have been sick and have been very tired. But, God has moved. My previous nervousness in sharing the gospel on the train did serve as motivation for me to… Continue Reading

Leaving for India Today

3 days of travel. 11 time zones away. 7 days on the ground in India. 3 team members from 2 churches. 6 cities. 7 indigenous ministries. 1 holistic ministry conference. 100s of children. Clean water tanks, children's homes, business start-ups, Christian hospital, church planters, future ministry projects. One God reconciling North India to Himself through the… Continue Reading

Random Thinking

Last night, I couldn't get to sleep. My mind was racing. Finally, I drifted off, but not before I ran through a dozen different subjects. I've been told by friends that I have adult ADD. Maybe so. It would explain a lot. Normally, I write essays for this blog because it is really rewarding for… Continue Reading

What Difference Will Christmas Make in our Lives This Year?

Christmas thoughts fill our minds, even as the wrapping paper sits in crumpled heaps in the corners of our living rooms. Meals have been served and children have laughed and danced. The rushing around and the shopping is finally over and we are all slumped in our chairs enjoying a much deserved rest at the… Continue Reading

The Church as Missionary: A Global Networking Dialogue

The Church as Missionary: A Global Networking DialogueJanuary 12, 13, 2009-St. Louis, MO The world is changing. Actually, it has already changed several times over in the past decade or two. Technology and globalization are creating quantum change instead of the linear progression of generations past. But, when it comes to the local church and… Continue Reading

Gospel Seeds Bearing Fruit in India

We returned from India on Saturday afternoon and I am still exhausted. My body thinks that it is somewhere over the Czech Republic at this point, I think. Jetlag really seems to affect me, and this trip was no different. Actually, this was probably the busiest trip that we have yet had to Northern India,… Continue Reading