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

T. Hicks and President Peron

Argentina: an epic of faith

If you think you have grasped the history of Argentina by seeing Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita, or having heard “Don’t cry for me, Argentina,” at least do a Google search. The roller-coaster story of politics and economics in this eighth- largest country in the world is like few others. Named because of its rich silver … Continue reading

Venezuela May 2016

Venezuela: a nation stumbling to collapse

What do you do when your country is in free fall? When lineups for basic foodstuffs wind around the block, and hours later when you get your turn, the shelves are bare? When the police stop you anywhere and everywhere, peering into your vehicle, checking your status? When homicides in the capital alone can average … Continue reading


It’s not as Hopeless as it Seems

We stood at the dividing line of North and South Korea, the 38th Parallel.  North Korean soldiers, ramrod stiff, peered at us through binoculars as we looked from the south side of the border to North Korea, The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea: DPRK. I knew that somewhere above the dividing line was a Canadian … Continue reading

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Praying for the World

Over the past few years, in travelling to many countries, I’ve discovered the footprints of the Spirit, and in Dispatches written about them. Baker has published a book, released just a few days ago, in which we’ve taken 52 and made them in to devotional chapters. This provides one chapter a week, in your devotional, … Continue reading