Posted by: Daniel Apr 15, 2013
Posted by: Daniel Mar 07, 2013
When we think of the word hope it usually is associated with a good future. Children “hope” to receive certain gifts for their birthday or Christmas. They “hope” to have ice cream after school where they are “hoping” to do well. Hope is crucial for children in terms of their sense that tomorrow holds something good. However, this understanding of hope can be confined by our limited world view. In many corners of the world, children are not hoping for material gifts or ice cream!
Posted by: Daniel Feb 05, 2013
I am writing this blog from Cairo, Egypt. Over the last few days protesters have basically isolated three cities from government control in the Suez region of Egypt. There are young people on the streets in Cairo with tear gas, rubber bullets and rocks flying in protest against the ruling Islamic government. People are afraid to travel and our meetings with church leaders and children's workers are being held in "safe" places. There is a palatable sense of turmoil. There is however no peace.
Posted by: Daniel Dec 19, 2012
"For this reason he had to be made like them, fully human in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people." (Hebrews 2:17 NIV)
In the next few days, we will celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. We will celebrate God coming to earth in a humble manger and in the form of a helpless infant. This spiritual truth has taken on new meaning to me this year.
Posted by: Daniel Nov 19, 2012
The Great Commission is a call to make disciples in all of the ethnic groups of our world. Children make up nearly 40% of that population and therefore represent an enormous ministry field. Christian author Dallas Willard, in his book The Great Omission reminds us that the Great Commission is not a call to evangelize, get converts or make Christians, but rather a vision for helping boys and girls know Jesus Christ and experience the new life that He has for them.