From Chickens To Hope

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Can a society really be transformed? Can we really disciple nations? Jesus seems to think we can.

In fact, when Jesus taught us to pray he specifically told us to pray that his kingdom come, His will be done on earth as it is in heaven. In the great commission, Jesus told us to go and make disciples of all nations. It seems that Jesus had more in mind for us than to get people to heaven; he seems to want to get some of heaven into this world. That is the heart of transformation: that we would pursue God’s kingdom being established in God’s way.

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Glimpses of God’s Transformation Masterplan

Some years ago a Pastor from Brandon, Manitoba impacted a young woman at an impressionable time in her life. She then had a chance to visit Sierra Leone at a difficult time in the nation’s history and on her return, introduced a contact she had made in SL to a veterinarian from Ontario. That veterinarian was Conrad Van Dijk and the young woman was Lorna Dueck – the now CEO of Crossroads Christian Communications & 100 Huntley Street.

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Christians and the Environment

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As a Christian and an environmental engineer, I’m often asked how Christians should respond to environmental issues.   Much of the discussion around the environment these days centres on political, technological or economic aspects, and these are all important. But environmental stewardship is also a kingdom issue. God has not only called us to steward the earth, but, through His grace, we can access divinely inspired solutions for the environmental issues we face today through the mind of Christ.

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