Category Archives: Steve’s story

Headed north

By the time you read this Michelle and I will be headed north looking for a national park with a beach. It’s summer in Australia. I’ve set up a few posts to drop from time to time. My next book, What Jesus Started will be released on January 1 . . .

Introducing the Rev Dr Addison

It’s official, I have been ordained. I am now the Rev Dr Addison, BEc., BTh., DMin. That’s how I was introduced in Africa. Ok, I do have a Doctor of Ministry (not a Phd), but I’m not ordained and I”m not a “pastor”. Nobody listened. The titles stuck. In Liberia I met a Pentecostal Bishop […]

Finding God in Liberia

Just arrived home from almost three weeks in West Africa. The homeward journey took over 40 hours. The internet was either down or sloooow in Liberia, something about a lightening strike. I’m a news and email junkie. Ever since 9/11 I wake up in the morning and wonder, Is the world still there? Then I […]

Fishing update

Stephen turned up today. We shared a while and prayed for each other. Then we dived into Luke 10:1-12, Jesus sending out the 72 on mission. I read the story. He retold it. Then we discussed: What do we like in the passage? What does it teach us about God/Jesus? What does it teach us […]

What Jesus Started: Interview by David Garrison

The transcript of an interview I did for David Garrison on my next book. DAVID: Why did you write, What Jesus Started? STEVE: About two years ago I looked back on the impact of my first book, Movements that Change the World and saw that it had done a good job of changing the way […]

Leaving the comfort zone

I have been constantly on the move. I have been in danger from rivers, in danger from bandits, in danger from my fellow Jews, in danger from Gentiles; in danger in the city, in danger in the country, in danger at sea; and in danger from false believers. Paul I’m in west Africa. A week […]

Obi Wan will guide me

I fly out today for the US. Some R&R with my ol’ buddy Buck Rogers in southern California. Followed by a missions conference with First Baptist Concord. Then a week shadowing Jeff Sundell as he trains and coaches. Jeff is my Obi Wan Kenobi of CPM trainers. The Force is strong in him. BTW is […]

Angels rejoicing — again

Back to the Box Hill swimming pool last night for yet another baptism. It has become a regular habit. This time with a difference. Michelle and I stayed dry! Sunday night Nick and Cany, who we baptised last May, baptised Tim and Lu who had just given their lives to Christ. They will also be […]

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On the road. Back on track.

I’ve been on the road the last few weeks, training. It’s been hard work. Michelle and I are wearing a number of different hats. Local practitioners, leading a mission agency, study (Michelle), writing (Steve). Add in a wider role in training and mobilizing others and our dance card is full. It’s worth it. Locally we’re […]