• Engage

    Post Election: Where Do We Go from Here?

    At the time of this writing, the numbers say 74,939,396 US citizens voted one way and 70,636,322 voted the opposite. The final numbers will differ some. But regardless of what the final numbers are, that is a lot of difference.  NBC broke down the race-based religious data. And they found this—which will come as no surprise: Among white Protestants, 73 percent voted for President Trump, and 26 percent voted for President-elect Biden. Pew Research paints a different picture for Blacks: 90 percent of Black Protestant registered voters backed Biden. Christianity Today reported, based on National Election Pool results, that nationally Trump took 40 percent of the Latino vote; Biden took 59 percent.  …

  • Heartprints

    MOVE!!!

    A few weeks ago, I spent a few days in Phoenix at a church planters conference.  The conference was designed to help encourage current and future church planters.  The theme of the conference was “Move”.  For future church planters, it means don’t just stand there, get going and do what God has called you to do, go plant a church.  For current church planters, it means to move in a way that would make your church grow or make a greater impact in the community that God has you in.   For those of you in established churches, let me tell you the one thing that you can do right now that will change you…

  • Testimony of Onelio Gonzales
    Impact

    The Testimony of Onelio Gonzalez

    “For to me, living is Christ and dying is gain” (Philippians 1:21). Communist Cuba, circa 1963, four years after La Revolución. The young pastor, still in his twenties, had just finished conducting evening services when four men in a Jeep pulled up outside of the church, exited the vehicle, spread out around the building, and then entered. “Onelio Gonzalez,” they said, confiscating the preacher’s Bible, his hymn book, the pulpit, and the forty cents given in the evening offering, “We have orders to take you to prison.” They gave no reasons. Five days later, having already moved him through two prison locations, they finally spoke to him: “Do you know…