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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

The Disciplines of Character

by Dennis Peacocke August 2011 The world-system operates under the assumption that in order to bring change to a situation or person, that change must come from the outside – in (external-to-internal), and the top-down (centralized – to – local). Even though virtually all evidence is to the contrary, modern secular culture stubbornly persists in

Two Nations Under God: War of the Worldviews

by Dennis Peacocke May 2011 As we all know, the United States of America, according to our Pledge of Allegiance, is declared to be, “one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” As we also all know, our last two presidential elections have revealed just how divided we are as a body

2011: THE YEAR OF UNCERTAINTY

by Dennis Peacocke January 2011 THIS YEAR, as usual, most of us are wishing one another a Happy New Year. This hopefully implies that it should be better than the year that just passed. This is a beloved social custom and is based on the assumption of friendship, goodwill and the general optimism connected with

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