complexity


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“Have turned the world upside down. . . ” (Acts 17:6) You do not turn the world upside down with complexity. Jerusalem was turned upside down by “ordinary, unschooled men. . .” (Acts 4:13) You do not turn the world upside down with complexity. Paul, the seminary-trained missionary, kept it […]

Seduction of Complex Missions


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I received a bittersweet compliment today:  “I’ve been involved in church planting and always thought it had to be complex and complicated, but then I read Discovering Church Planting.”  While I am honored and deeply appreciate this word, I am troubled that such a paradigm shift had to occur. If […]

Can They Hear Through the Complexity?


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You have heard this saying before, and there is some truth in it:  In Jerusalem, missions was about movement.  In America, missions is about business and enterprise. I want to make a slight adjustment:  In Jerusalem, missions was about simplicity (to know nothing but Christ; to preach Christ crucified).  In […]

Complex King, Simple Ways