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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

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

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

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 [...]

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

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?

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?

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 [...]

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" [...]

Crisis of Our Love

by Dennis Peacocke October 2012 “Jesus replied: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” [...]

Kingdom Notes on Discipling Nations: On the Emergence of the Apostolic Ministry

by Dennis Peacocke August 2012 “So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God’s household, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the corner stone”  –Ephesians 2:19-20 We cannot achieve the purposes or will of [...]

Kingdom Notes on Discipling Nations: The Kingdom of God is Grand Central Station

By Dennis Peacocke July 2012 "But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well." –Matthew 6:33 Here in the United States, in New York City, we have a home-based railroad terminal called Grand Central Station. All railroad tracks in the greater New York City area [...]

On the Suicide of Secular Society

by Dennis Peacocke March 2012 Secular society is committing suicide in its attempt to keep Judeo-Christian values out of the public square. As it gains momentum in its crusade, the cultures of the Western World are manifesting the results: ·Economic crisis due to the values corruption of the economic system’s financial leaders ·Seriously declining birthrates [...]

Discipling Nations: The Real Game & the Real Opponents

By Dennis Peacocke May 2012 "If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?" (Psalm 11:3) They can engage, or wisely re-engage. Nearly four years ago, I began writing a book on the coming economic crisis and its causes and potential cures. Little did I know where it was headed. What started out as [...]

The Prince of Peace & the Power of Perspective

by Dennis Peacocke December 2011 It has often been said by older, more experienced people that "perspective is everything." When I first heard this phrase years ago, I was strangely "haunted" by it. Now I am older and understand a measure of what this phrase means. Indeed, perspective is the ability to perceive what really [...]

Our Greatest Social Challenge: Resources or Compassion?

by Dennis Peacocke November 2011 Whether we talk about the current economic challenges or the debate concerning immigration, it all comes down to the same basic challenge; do we focus on math and laws, or do we focus on the “human-need issues” involved in the equation? There is really nothing new here. History and life [...]

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