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  • The 2014 Elections: Yours Not to Lose

    The 2014 Elections: Yours Not to Lose

    April 2014 As many of you around the world know, we are about to experience our mid-term elections of Congress here in the US. As some of you also know, there is a common dictum swirling around that says, “There are two political parties in Washington: the evil party and the stupid party.” It shouldn’t…

  • The Iceberg Effect

    The Iceberg Effect

    March 2014  This year, the theme of Strategic Christian Service’s annual Transforum conference deals with what I call the “Iceberg Effect.” The Iceberg Effect is the common mistake of misreading or misperceiving the true dimensions of a problem or action because, like an iceberg, we see only about one-eighth of its true size or potential…

  • Facing What’s Really There

    Facing What’s Really There

    February 2014 “There will be peace in our time.” —Neville Chamberlain, Prime Minister of the U.K., 1938 History, if it proves anything, proves that bad things happen when leaders and nations refuse to deal with what is obvious. Neville Chamberlain’s above quote is infamous. When faced with the stark realities of Hitler’s intentions to conquer…

  • Nelson Mandela

    Nelson Mandela

    January 2014 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God”. -Matthew 5:9 I had the privilege of meeting Nelson Mandela at the Whitehouse some years ago. Without being unkind, the contrast between him and the Clintons was significant. That being said, Nelson Mandela was right near the top of anyone I…

  • On Apathetic Ignorance: Commitment & God’s Kingdom

    On Apathetic Ignorance: Commitment & God’s Kingdom

    December 2013 “There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from their works, just as God did from his.” —Hebrews 4:9-10 (NIV)  As we close 2013 and move toward yet greater social chaos in 2014, it behooves us to reflect on where we are both personally…

  • Thanksgiving


    November 2013 “Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.” —Psalm 100:4 The entry point into God’s presence is through thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is humility in action; it demonstrates both…

  • Opinions, Values & Principles: It’s a Bad Time to Be Confused

    Opinions, Values & Principles: It’s a Bad Time to Be Confused

    September 2013 In a period of crisis and uncertainty, it is a really bad time to be confused about the basis upon which sound decisions are made. In a crisis, a clear head is largely the only ticket out. Indeed, most social crises are caused by large numbers of people—especially leaders—being “lost” relative to the…

  • Unhinged from Reality

    Unhinged from Reality

    August 2013 For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God,…

  • We All Matter

    We All Matter

    July 2013 Recently, we have lost to eternity two very special brothers connected with us and our work at SCS. The first was Andj Li. He and his wife, Dorcas, have been pivotally important in the spread of our work in Asia. Andj was (is) an extremely bright and well-educated brother whose unique understanding of…

  • Rebuilders Newsletter: Summer 2013

    Rebuilders Newsletter: Summer 2013

    Discipling Nations for Christ’s Kingdom Many of you have heard us speak of The Statesmen Project. One of our purposes for this SCS update is to help you as our ministry partners better understand how this project is clarifying what SCS does as a ministry to train people to disciple nations and how The Statesmen…

  • Death: The Gateway to Transformation

    Death: The Gateway to Transformation

    June 2013 “For a will takes effect only at death, since it is not in force as long as the one who made it is alive.”  –Hebrews 9:17 (ESV) Death does not always relate to the actual end of a life, in a physical sense. Ideas can die, relationships can die, habits can die, and…

  • Getting Out of Ourselves

    Getting Out of Ourselves

    April 2013 Self-centeredness is the core and curse of our fallen nature. We can’t get out of ourselves. Our own lives, will, and perspective are the be all and end all of our myopic existence. Of all of our eccentricities, our preoccupation with ourselves is the most difficult of all “prisons” to escape. Salvation must…

  • Has Secularism Kept Us Safe Yet?

    Has Secularism Kept Us Safe Yet?

    March 2013 Almost three centuries ago, the wiser minds of Western secular thought largely convinced the populace that only secular control of society could keep us all “safe” from the ravages of further ongoing religious wars. I am more than sympathetic with their quest to stop the religious conflicts that were racking Western Europe. Christians…

  • What Do We Really Believe?

    What Do We Really Believe?

    by Dennis Peacocke February 2013 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.” –Matthew 7:24 I have often said that life is a journey of moving from believing to knowing. There are many things I “believe,” but I…

  • Rebuilders Newsletter: Winter 2012

    Rebuilders Newsletter: Winter 2012


  • What If the Winner Is the Loser?

    What If the Winner Is the Loser?

    by Dennis Peacocke November 2012 The eyes and ears of multiple millions around the world are fixed on the United States and our current presidential election. By any account, as the world’s so-called leading “superpower,” it matters on multiple levels who wins the oval office on this very troubled globe. Technology has not only “flattened”…