Celestial Navigation

How a Search for a Semitic King Marked the Start of a Global Revolution Matthew 2:1-12 © 2022 Phill Butler It is only in Matthew’s gospel that we have the story of the “Wise Men” and their visit to honor the new-born Jesus.  It’s part of the Christmas story that has...

Jairus of Capernaum: My Journey

My Background I was born and raised in the fishing village of Capernaum. We’re located about 40 miles NE of Jerusalem on the NW corner of the Sea of Galilee.  It’s actually a fresh water lake fed by the Jordan river.  It’s about 13 miles long and about 8 miles wide....

Biblical Basis for Change

Scriptural Assumptions Man is a shaper, not a victim             Gen 1:26, 28, 29             Gen 2:16-17 Jesus commission from the Father             Luke 4:16-21 Jesus commission to us             John 20:21 We are change agents             Matt 6:10, 11:19...
Nehemiah – The Impossible Becomes Possible Through Visionary Collaborative Leadership In A Time of Crises: Two Perspectives

Nehemiah – The Impossible Becomes Possible Through Visionary Collaborative Leadership In A Time of Crises: Two Perspectives

Nehemiah: Chapters 1-8. The story of Nehemiah rebuilding the walls of desolate Jerusalem is the greatest case study of the power of partnership in the Bible.  In the time of global crisis we face Nehemiah’s story is highly relevant. In the sectors where our...
Why Not Partnership?

Why Not Partnership?

The Standard Excuses Concern over theological differences — real or imagined. Fear of loss of organizational identity. The “we can do it alone” mentality. Pride/ego. Fear of other agencies intrusion on our turf. Fear of change — never done it...