GraceAwakening

Why Do We Need a Great Grace Awakening?

A PERSONAL MESSAGE FROM DEAN . . . Dear friends, I feel this issue deeply enough I decided to compose it as a personal appeal, rather than a blog. We all know we need revival. Our nation and the nations of the earth truly need another Great Awakening. Unto this end, we pray, we believe, we hope. In fact, my family and I just spent…

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Arrows & Butterflies

“Then he said, ‘Take the arrows,’ and the king took them. Elisha told him, ‘Strike the ground.’ He struck it three times and stopped.” (2 Kings 13:18) Derek Prince famously titled his book, Shaping History Through Prayer and Fasting. But what does that mean? It means you are part of a powerful series of events, and…

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The Sixties: Guilt in Our Soul

Author’s note: while this essay is much longer than normal, the topic no doubt merits an even fuller, richer, more informed treatment than I have provided. I make no claims to being a sociologist or historian. My comments are my own—pastoral, and in part, the result of having lived as both son and father. I have attempted, briefly as possible, to…

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No Matter What

I recently watched the movie, Draft Day, starring Kevin Costner. It was an interesting (supposed) peek into the shrewd world of power plays among National Football League general managers as they jockey to make the best deals on, wait for it…the yearly NFL Draft Day. I’d say it was a mostly solid 3-out-of-5 sort of movie, enjoyable but nothing special.…

Moving Effectively in Kairos Prayer

All of Scripture is an opportunity to interact with God. When we understand the centrality of prayer in our daily communion with Christ, then, laid like a transparent overlay on Scripture itself, we gain additional depths of understanding into His heart and nature. This in turn brings greater understanding of His purposes in every occasion. Ecclesiastes 3 is a…

The Gift of Suffering

It is doubtful God can use any man greatly until He has hurt him deeply.” — A.W. Tozer Tozer’s quote is a paradox, one of the great mysteries of deep faith and fruitful living, that by means of trials and testings, we are enriched. Describing Himself in John 14:6, Jesus said “I am the Way, the…