Category Archives: Integral or Transformational Ministry

No Sacred Secular Divide

Proverbs 25:2 It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings. Discovering the secrets of God’s universe is sacred work and the glory of kings. Discoveries that build a … Continue reading

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An Apologetic that Can be Seen and Felt

Allister McGirth in his book Mere Apologetics makes this observation: “The heart of apologetics is not about mastering and memorizing a set of techniques designed to manipulate arguments to get the desired conclusion. It is about being mastered by the … Continue reading

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Wholistic or Holistic?

I came to the conviction long ago that my ministry should be obedient to both the great commission and the great commandment. I joined the (w)holistic ministry camp. Two decades later, I still don’t know how to spell what I … Continue reading

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Integrating the Physical and Spiritual

I think I prefer the term “integral” to “transformational” as a description of the work we do. As Elly said commenting on my last blog, “Transformation becomes a serious issue when organizations say that this is what ‘they deliver’ as … Continue reading

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What is “Transformational Ministry?”

Everybody seems to be using the word “transformation” to describe the impact of what they are doing. There is transformational leadership, transformational management, transformational development, transformational business, transformational care, transformational learning, transformational marketing – even transformational grammar and math! Most … Continue reading

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