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  • Aaron Atwood
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  • All In
  • all things new
  • Andy Crouch
  • assumptions
  • athlete
  • B.L.E.S.S.
  • balance
  • being
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  • Big Daddy Weave
  • Biola
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  • Bob Snyder
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  • C. S. Lewis
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  • Christmas
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  • Chuck Wood
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  • confession
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  • Finishing the Task
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  • florist
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  • For King And Country
  • Four Fields
  • Francis Chan
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  • That Hideous Strength
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  • The Cultural Mandate
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  • The Fall
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  • The Killer Angels
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The Heavenly Vision

One last quote from Oswald Chambers. This one comes out of Paul’s life in Acts 26:19. “If we lose “the heavenly vision” God has given us, we alone are responsible—not…

Common Sense

Here’s another “thought provoker” from Oswald Chambers. This time it’s about vision and calling. “It is easier to serve or work for God without a vision and without a call,…

Surf’s Up

As I was reading through a You Version devotional from Oswald Chambers’ My Utmost For His Highest, I came across the following paragraph: “Huge waves that would frighten an ordinary…

Leading With Laughter

I was once accused of having a strange sense of humor ..... ok, well, maybe more than once.  But, I'm convinced that humor is much needed in our lives and...

Share It – Again

Not long ago I came across this video by Todd Phillips where he talks about sharing your faith at work.  You'll find in here 4 practical tips.  I especially like...

Smooth Sailing ?

I was recently reading in the Daily Encouragement devotional from You Version. The selection focused on  Acts 27, which describes the shipwreck that Paul encountered on his way to Rome….

The Greatest Blessing

Our friends over at have really put together a great set of resources for people looking to make disciples. Today I'd like to share with you a video from...

Monday Morning Success

In his short book “Monday Morning Success”, Hugh Whelchel from the Institute for Faith, Work & Economics helps us understand a transformed view of work by unpacking Jesus’ parable of…


Although sometimes it’s hard to get out of our comfort zones, praying for others is a great way to engage people spiritually. It might sound “out there” for some, but…

Fix My Eyes

Do you ever wake up and just feel like you need a boost?  Some sort of reminder that God will do what He has promised, and that our troubles will...


Have you ever faced challenges, especially when living out your calling in the marketplace? Today God took me to Acts 8:1-4 and asked, “what do you see?”  It was bad….

Spiritual Leadership

One of the best books on leadership, especially how faith and work intersect, is “Spiritual Leadership: Moving People on to God’s Agenda” by Henry & Richard Blackaby. The book shares…

The Unseen

In 2Corinthians 4:18, we read that “we do not focus on what is seen, but on what is unseen; for what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is…


Chapter seven in Dan Grider’s book Crucial Conversations: Bridging the Awkward Spiritual Gap is titled “The Power of Pisteuo”.  Grider explains how the Greek word pisteuo is usually translated as…

Life’s Darkest Day

I came across the following post on Facebook, and thought I’d share it with you.  If you are facing a “darkest day” right now, I pray it encourages you where…

Crucial Conversations

As part of a new approach to discipleship my church is embracing, we’ve been reading through a book by Dan Grider called “Crucial Conversations: Bridging the Awkward Spiritual Gap”.  On…

Share It

In today’s blog, I wanted to share a post from the folks over at It’s an article about how to share your faith at work, and it references an…

Coming To A Point

Lately I’ve been reading a book titled “That Hideous Strength” by C.S. Lewis. In it you’ll find the following conversation between a husband and a wife: “Have you ever noticed,”…

Run In Such A Way

A friend of mine who works with unreached people groups in SE Asia recently posted this, and I thought it was compelling yet personally challenging.   In 1 Corinthians 9:24-25...

Seek Me And Live

Sometimes I wonder why so many people who profess to be Christians live lives of defeat and have minimal impact on those around them.  The other day I came across...

All In

Recently I was reading Jeremiah 29, which contains some verses familiar to many of us. Normally my attention is drawn to verse 11, which is the life verse God gave...

A Better Way

At a recent conference for medial workers, I had the opportunity to chat with some of the folks  from Crossworld, a mission agency focused on disciple-makers from all professions bringing...

First 30 Daze

Have you ever wanted to be more effective at living intentionally for the Gospel as you enter a new culture?  Ever felt overwhelmed in the process, or at the prospect...


The other day I came across this devotional from Os Hillman in his Today God Is First series. It was a challenge I faced years ago, but one I still...


As we start a new year, I thought we'd kick it off by sharing with you a simple tool to help you grow as a disciple and a disciple maker....

Skinny on Christmas

This Christmas, I wanted to share with you a video from The Skit Guys that explores different perspectives on Christmas. Sit back, grab your hot cocoa, and enjoy. You might...

Unexpected Instruments

Some days I find myself wondering, “How can God use a regular person like me?” This past week I heard a “regular guy” named Lee Wood share his God-story.  Lee,...

Culture Map

Awhile back I came across a map from that shows different cultural perspectives around the world.  I thought it was a good way to visual the world we live...


A friend of mine runs a company in a country fairly hostile to Christianity, especially when it's introduced by "foreigners". The other day he sent a note about what God...


Have you ever thought about the agreements you enter into, and your heart attitude towards them? Sometimes we fear our ability to accomplish what God calls us to. Other times...

God @ Work

From time to time I like to share other resources that might be helpful for your faith / work journey. If you have not seen them yet, I encourage you...

Harvest Centers

Recently someone sent me a link to the video below. Because of my heart for helping people connect their work and faith in a way that impacts the Great Commission,...


My father-in-law was very “successful” financially as a businessman, then for many years lived the retired American dream lifestyle. He now has poor health and suffers from dementia. His life...


I asked a long time BAM practitioner in Southeast Asia what lessons he had learned over the years. He said that Nehemiah has always served as a great example that...


Have you ever thought about ways you can represent God or bring about spiritual conversations simply by praising God for the things He does at your work? In the following...


During a recent sermon on the role we can all play for the Gospel, my pastor asked, "how many of us don't share our faith because we are afraid we...

Racial Reconciliation

It seems like everywhere we turn these days, we're confronted with the issue of racism. Whether it's a simple conversation over coffee or a violent protest that makes headlines, racial...


I was reading through a You Version Bible devotional and encountered this entry on Faith. May reading this impact yours. "The Lord expects his people to trust in him at...

Just A Florist

As I watched the video below from Right Now Media, I wondered how many people feel like she does. Everyday folks who say to themselves, "I'm just a ______ ." ...


The other day I was reading Matthew chapter 14. Right after Jesus hears the news about John the Baptist being killed, we see Him feed the 5000 as well as...

Quit Your Job?

When I was first wrestling with how to live out my faith and have a Kingdom impact, I shared my questions with trusted friends and mentors. Almost all of them...

Stop Inviting People To Church

Many North American Christians use inviting people to their church as their primary tool for evangelism, and even that is a stretch for some.  It's as if we see our...

3 Circles

Are you looking for creative ways to share the Gospel? Have you tried the "3 Circles" approach? Check out the video below that walks us through this tool to turn...

The Book That Transforms

I've recently started reading "The Book That Transforms Nations" by Loren Cunningham.  Just a few pages in, the author challenges us with some serious food for thought. Quoting economist /...

The Builder

What if God gave you a platform from which millions might listen to you?  What would you say?  How would you talk about God? In the video below, actor and...

Fully Human?

Today I wanted to share with you a video by Andy Crouch.  In it, we are challenged to think about God's purposes, and our role. What does it mean to...

Your Hobby?

Ever wonder how God might use a business to be a blessing, a witness, and an agent of the Kingdom?  Check out this video from Right Now Media that tells...

Be Bold

I wanted to share another entry from the Hillsong: 40 Days of Revival reading plan on the You Version Bible App.   What would it look like for you to have...

The Killer Angels

I’m currently going through Michael Shaara’s book The Killer Angels, an engaging account of the United States Civil War Battle of Gettysburg from the point of view of several commanding...


A coworker recently sent me a link to the video below.  It has to do with our legacy, spanning out over 5 generations.  Here's what I took away from it:...

Eyes Wide Open

Have you ever thought about your response to the broken state of the world we live in? Does the "real world" cause you to retreat spiritually, or to advance? The...

Obedience As Worship

Lately I've been working through the Hillsong: 40 Days of Revival reading plan on my You Version Bible App.  One of the days focused on obedience, and it included a...

Cultural Vantage Points

Have you ever wondered how cultures of the East and West (mis)perceive each other's values?  If you understood these differences in perspective, might you be in a better position to...

Lives Of Conviction

I wanted to pass along another devotional by Os Hillman from his "Today God Is First" series. It talks about the need for our deep convictions to impact how we...

Secondary Vocations

Day 3 of the Antioch Journey addresses the idea of our primary and secondary calling. Check out this video from Eternity Bible College, which elaborates on our secondary vocation (calling),...

Primary Vocations

Day 3 of the Antioch Journey addresses the idea of our primary and secondary calling. Check out this video from Eternity Bible College, which elaborates on our primary vocation (calling),...

Are You A Trader?

Have you seen the "Trader" video by Brian Mosley from It introduces a new kind of missionary, a trader, but it's not what you might be thinking.  Check out...

3 Questions

Over the years I’ve come to realize that the phrase Business As Missions (BAM) means a lot of things to a lot of people.  You are in a conversation and...

Balancing Act

I recently read a devotional from that reminded me of the value of an integrated lifestyle instead of just creating more margin in our lives.  Have a look below,...

Two Pillars

I came across a devotional by Os Hillman in his "Today God Is First" series, and I thought it was worth passing along here.  It speaks to the role the...

Obedience in Faith

This morning my high school aged daughter told me about a sermon by Matt Chandler that she was listening to.  The sermon was called "God is Able".  The message was...

JD Greear on Calling

At the Cross 2016 Conference, JD Greear from the Summit Church in North Carolina shared a message called "Go, Send or Disobey".  He started out with some great insights about...

If I Tell You My Story

Sometimes you come across a song that really expresses what you are thinking even better than words alone. The video below, by Big Daddy Weave, blends the telling of our...

Light of the World

I was recently reading a few posts over at, and came across this one from Brian Flood. As I read through it, I wondered .... you ever feel this...

Four Fields

Have you heard of the “Four Fields” strategy, a practical approach to entering a community and establishing a cycle of gospel sowing and harvest?  For a simple introduction, check out...


I was recently reading a devotional by Os Hillman that talked about the relationship between obedience and motivation.  The exercise of reflection was good for me, so I wanted to...

Threat or Opportunity?

Hardly a day seems to pass that we don't see something in the news about immigration or large groups of people moving across political borders.  Whether by people seeking asylum,...


I was recently reading a group chat between a bunch of marketplace folks in the Washington DC area who meet regularly to encourage each other in the faith as well...

God Before Gold

Someone recently forwarded me an item from Christianity Today titled “Meet the Rio Olympians Who Put God Before Gold”.  The article covered interviews with 2016 Olympic Team USA Christian athletes....


Ever wonder how ordinary people, using ordinary resources, can have an extraordinary impact for God's Kingdom? That's the heart behind Zume (Greek word for leaven), a new disciple making /...

3D Gospel Conference

Have you ever considered that the Western church usually presents the Gospel in terms of forgiveness through the removal of guilt, but people in the Majority World tend to seek...

Healthy Competition?

I recently read a devotional by Os Hillman that made me rethink some parts of my competitive nature.  Here’s some of what Os said: “There is absolutely no place for...

Favorite Bible Verse – Persecution?

Have you ever considered what role persecution has in the life of a follower of Christ?  Or, how can we develop a healthy attitude towards the challenges we face? Another...

Calling = Being ?

Today I'd like to share with you a blog post from Dr. Bob Snyder with IHS Global. It's about calling, but also about being. Bob wrote: At times on my...

Every Second … Matters

What if we all started to view time as a precious commodity, something to be carefully stewarded and wisely managed?  What difference would it make for God's Kingdom if His...

How Big is Your God?

Do you put God in a box? How big is your box? Curtis Sergeant fears that we ALL put God is a box sometimes. He also holds that ALL of...

A Confession?

While watching some videos from the 2015 Finishing The Task conference (a meeting focused on how we can take the Gospel to the remaining unreached people groups of the world),...

Free “Engage” Curriculum

Some folks are trying to figure out how to do a Discovery Bible Study (DBS or three-thirds group), but are not sure how to get started and keep it going. ...

Christmas Cheer

With Christmas just two days away, I thought I’d encourage you with some Christmas Cheer. First, a joke. Three men died on Christmas Eve and were met by Saint Peter…

Four Questions

Check out this article from the Verge Network about faith in the public square. It's a quick look at a book by Christopher Wright that includes 4 key questions that...

Revealing Truths to Our Hearts

I came across the following video in which the speaker asks the question: "How can I model loving God and loving people with all my heart, not just my mind?" ...

Simple Steps

On Day 25 of the Antioch Journey, we shared a practical tool called the Discovery Bible Study (DBS).  Not only is DBS a great way to get people into God's...

APEST: Which are you?

Today I wanted to pass along another tool I was introduced to by our friends at  If someone were to ask you, "APEST: Which are you?" how would you...

Spiritual Economy

Not long ago a friend shared with me about the "spiritual economy".  He phrased it this way: "There's a kind of spiritual or heavenly economy involved in this. It's like...

An Impossible Requirement?

Sometimes other bloggers say exactly what I've been thinking, only more eloquently than I could ever do.  That is the case with a post from Dr. Bob Snyder with IHS...

No Faking, Please.

Every once in awhile you come across a video that is just so on target that it makes you feel a little uncomfortable.  The video below from Francis Chan is...


I recently read a blog post from about working wholeheartedly, and one paragraph in particular really struck me.  I keep playing the words over in my mind: Godly success...

Does the Church Matter?

It seems that, more and more these days, people young and old are questioning the role of the Church. Is it relevant? Does the Church matter? Do I even need...

Gone Fishing

When I first started the journey to connect my faith and work, I was at a conference and heard a talk by Ruth Siemens.  Ruth had started a tentmaker organization...

When Christ Looks More Important

Pastor and author John Piper was asked, "How can a business person glorify God in their work?"  Want to hear what his answer was?  Check out the following video and...

Renewal – One Reader’s Response

One of the Antioch Journey participants sent me the following reflections after completing Day 5 - All things New.  I loved their transparency, and the reality of the struggles to...


One of the places I follow is They have a number of resources, including  an email that contains a devotional thought and questions to use in small groups.  I...

State of Global Christianity

Ever wonder how we're doing with spreading the hope of Christ to a world in great need?  Want to hear a "state of the union address" for the global Church?...

Letting the Holy Spirit Have It All

Awhile back, a friend of mine penned the following thoughts, and I wanted to pass them along to you.  They come from his reading of a series of questions written...

Fear of Failure

As we seek to integrate our faith and work in a way that advances the Great Commission, the task can feel overwhelming at times.  Do you ever experience the fear...

A Disciple Making Novel

A friend of mine recently told me about a book that he thought might peak the interest of Antioch Journey blog readers.  His premise was this: If we’re going to…

What Kind of Character Does it Take?

What kind of person does it take to disciple people who will want to make disciples? What kind of character does it take to stand beside them? Start with prayer. Add in care....

Becoming a Champion

As the 2016 Olympics were coming to a close, I was both amused and embarrassed by the Team USA swimmers who made the news not for their accomplishments in the...

The Bottom Line ?

It’s interesting how the term “bottom line” has evolved over the years.  At first, it simply referred to the financial profitability, the final total or account balance.  But, it’s also...

Go Clean Your Room

What does making disciples have to do with cleaning your room? Let Francis Chan explain in the following video.

Six Intentional Rythms

Having you been trying to become more serious about being a disciple who makes disciples, but feeling a bit overwhelmed? Well, today is your lucky day! In the video below,...

Disciple Making Movements

Want to learn how you can become part of the original viral social network? Our friends over at City Team have put together a great video that tells us just...

The Cultural Mandate

Have you ever thought about why God created mankind in the first place? Although there are a number of reason, to be sure, one of them is summarized in what...


I was chatting with someone recently about business as mission, when about half way through the conversation something occurred to me.  In general, we were talking about the same thing,...

Declaration of Dependence

As the United States was preparing to celebrate Independence Day this year, I was listening to our pastor share from Luke 11:1-13, where Jesus taught His disciples how to pray. ...

Biblical Stewardship and Economics

Have you ever thought about the biblical basis of the word ‘economics”, its relationship to responsible stewardship of time, family, and resources, and what that means for you personally? Well,...

Serious and Deliberate ?

A friend recently shared with me about how he had engaged in spiritual conversations with college students back when he was working for a public university.  God set up the...

Practical Tools: The Prayer Wheel

Prayer is an essential ingredient in the life of a disciple-making Believer. Are you looking for a practical tool to help strengthen and grow your prayer life?  The following "prayer...

The Culture Test

Here’s another tool from the folks over at It’s called The Culture Test, and it’s a free, 5 minute assessment tool for learning your primary cultural type. Think of it...

Redefining Work

Have you wrestled with the question “What are the implications of how I live out my faith at work?”  Do you ever think that, without faith, your work might destroy...

The Essence of Revival

After watching the video associated with Day 9, one participant had this to say: “The video captures an idea that’s time is overdue here. The church needs to go out, as...

Why People Don’t Make Disciples

Ever wonder why people don’t make disciples? David Platt has an answer that might shock you  … and motivate you. Watch this challenging word David delivered at a Verge Conference.

Restoring All Things

Someone recently shared with me a podcast by Aaron Atwood with Summit Ministries’ Christian Worldview Thinking series (June 11, 2015).  In it, Atwood chats with Warren Smith about his book...

You Go Nowhere By Accident

Rev. Richard Halverson, a former US Senate Chaplin, was known for the following benediction: “You go nowhere by accident. Wherever you go, God is sending you. Wherever you are, God...

Forming Fully Christian Workers

In the video below, Tim Keller (founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan) discusses how the Church can transform communities by connecting faith to peoples' daily work. Watch the...

The 3D Gospel

Awhile back I came across a great book that challenged my view of how I experienced the Gospel personally, as well as how I share it with others.  “The 3D...

God’s Work in Me

Here's a note I received from one of the Antioch Journey participants after she completed Day 3.  Maybe you can relate to it, or perhaps God will speak to you...

The Saline Process

If you have not yet heard of IHS Global’s Saline Process, you’ve really been missing out. This biblically-based training equips Christian healthcare workers to be witnesses for Christ in their...

Skybridge Community

At the Antioch Journey, one of our goals is to link participants to resources and networks of like-minded people who want to serve God through their vocations.  So today, we’d...

Penn Jillette: “Proselytizer”

Today I am reminded about a video by Penn Jillette and wanted to share it with you. Jillette, an avowed atheist, explains how he viewed a person who handed him...


There’s a lot of talk today about man’s impact on the planet. For example, we often hear about one’s carbon footprint, the sum of all emissions of greenhouse gases induced...

Expectant, Courageous Faith

What God desires, according to His Word, is that we have "expectant, courageous faith," as if we could already SEE what He's bringing about, even before it comes to pass. If...

Obstacles to Answering

A fellow Antioch Journey participant sent in a note after completing Day 2 on calling. They wrote: “Calling is a means to for us to participate with God to fulfill...

How Faith Shapes Education & Career

One of our aims with The Antioch Journey is to connect people with some great tools out there that can help them grow, and grow God's Kingdom through them. Our...

Created to Create

If you are trying to envision "Work As Worship", and what that might look like for you, check out this video from Right Now Media.  Created to Create is one...

Relational Stewardship

Have you ever thought about the concept of "relational stewardship"?  One step in developing a lifestyle of Great Commission living is to consider who God has placed around us, and...

Writing your Testimony

Need to see another example of what it sounds like to tell one's story? Here's another example: Hi my name is__ , I'm from . I can still remember the...

Radical Obedience

When we’re thinking about stepping out in faith, there can be many obstacles in the way.  Sometimes God’s calls us to do things that require radical obedience. In this video...