Henri Nouwen: podcasts 1, 2 & 3

If you know of Henri Nouwen, jump down to the next paragraph. However if you don’t, let me introduce you to him. A Catholic priest and global pastor, he wrote 39 books, published in 30 languages. He journeyed from Holland to Harvard and Yale, and then to a community north of Toronto called L’Arche, a … Continue reading

A New Global Leader for Evangelicals

Someone in the line of the Huguenots—the French Protestants who had to flee from persecution in the 16th and 17th centuries—has shown up to remind us what today’s priorities for Christian witness should be. I refer to Thomas Schirrmacher, who became Secretary General of the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) on March 1. His family lineage … Continue reading

Meet my friend, Henri Nouwen

Henri Nouwen was a Catholic priest, but a large portion of his audience was Evangelicals. Nouwen wrote 39 books, which have been published in 30 languages. His journey from Holland to the halls of Harvard and Yale, and then to the community north of Toronto where he chose to live with and care for adults … Continue reading

The power of unity in global advocacy and witness

To my readers of Dispatch, today I’m taking a brief excursion from our usual pattern to look at a world body, formed in 1846, and today the gravitational center of Evangelicals. While the debate about Evangelicals, in North America, has focused on political voting patterns, worldwide, issues are different, needs are more human based and … Continue reading

How Do Non-American Evangelicals Respond to the U.S.?

Now that Donald Trump has left the White House, how should Evangelicals outside the United States of America view this experience, and what counsel might they be able to offer their American brothers and sisters? Many non-Americans ask for my view on what has been transpiring recently in the US. Here are some thoughts. In … Continue reading