Category Archives: Worldview & Development Resources

Eternity in Their Hearts

When I was a young Christian, with an interest in missions, I came across books from a Canadian missionary named Don Richardson. Richardson lived among animistic tribal people in Western New Guinea in the nation of Indonesia. During his years … Continue reading

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What If Jesus Were Mayor of Your Town?

Dr. Bob Moffitt, Founder and President of Harvest Foundation, has been one of my best friends for almost 50 years. It was Bob and I, along with our corresponding organizations, who founded the Disciple Nations Alliance. As part of the … Continue reading

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What is Christian Development?

People are always asking me: “Where did you get these ideas that you write and talk about?” “What books or articles have you found to be helpful in your understanding of worldview as it relates to poverty and development?” To … Continue reading

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The Christian View of Creation

One key catalyst that gave rise to the modern evangelical interest in the environment was Dr. Francis Schaeffer’s small book, Pollution and the Death of Man, first published in the early 70s by Crossway Books. For many young Christians of the day, … Continue reading

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The Power of a Pencil

Where do we find the resources for the development of communities and nations? Our answer will reveal which economic model we embrace. The Atheistic-Materialistic model assumes that human beings are fundamentally animals who consume resources. Resources, in this model, are material … Continue reading

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The Great Liberal Death Wish

One of the most significant and life-shaping essays I have ever read was by the late Malcolm Muggeridge (24 March 1903 – 14 November 1990). Muggeridge was born into a family of Communists and often traveled with his father, Henry, … Continue reading

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What Came Out of the Box?

Years ago, when my children were home, I kept a box on the floor of my home office as a receptacle for papers, articles, book chapters, and scraps of paper with notes and fresh ideas I had jotted down. From … Continue reading

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