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  • Brian C. Stiller, Global Ambassador of the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) travels the world, meeting leaders in church, politics and service agencies, representing the WEA in places of social, economic and political struggle. His blogging is to broker understanding and highlight the good news of Christian faith. He invites you to share your thoughts, concerns, hopes and dreams on issue's which he has commented.
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Grace in Vietnam

It was love at first sight. Built around seven lakes, Hanoi’s French architecture tells of its colonial past; and food — always, everywhere. Streets, narrow, lined with markets of all kinds. I especially noted meat stalls, workers with cleavers cutting meat or cleaning fish side by side to market gardens and small stores of all … Continue reading

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Unintended Consequences

In Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell describes a moment in time in which an idea generates such momentum that it moves forward enabled by its own critical mass. As a snowball builds up size and speed, it moves forward under its own steam. I may have just witnessed a tipping point on Jeju Island, South Korea. One … Continue reading

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Did we find Peace in Assisi?

Peace is hard to come by. Ask John Kerry and his Russian equivalent Sergei Lavrov in their intermittent successes at finding a Syrian cease-fire. In the 20th century 231 million died in wars and conflicts.  Even so Stewart Pinker (Harvard) said five years ago, “we may be living in the most peaceful era in our … Continue reading

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Brazil -A New Force in Mission

Brazil is huge. A population of two hundred million live in a land mass slightly smaller than the United States or China. It’s Amazon basin, over seven million square kilometers is rich in unexplored terrain, home to more than a third of known species, expansive as “lungs” of the globe, its seeming endless river winds … Continue reading

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When is a heresy a cult?

Spiritual movements produce bizarre and often cult-like offshoots. Nowhere is this truer than in Brazil. The explosion of Christian faith in Latin America, and indeed in the world, occurs in an environment where ideas framed by hope, accelerate popularity of some giving influence to self-proclaimed prophets. The Universal Church of the Kingdom of God is … Continue reading