Entries by Friends Network

The Balance Between Strategy and Spirit

Is there a balance between strategy and spirit? In cross cultural work we often give priority and precedence to what is ‘tried and true’. But what does strategy look like in the Bible? To me it seems that the strategies of God are often quite ‘un-strategic’. Think about Gideon losing the majority of his army […]

A Bright Diwali

The Hindu festival of Diwali conjures up a celebratory atmosphere and excitement that many in the west would compare to the Christmas season. New items are bought for the home, nowadays many of these are appliances that stores are selling through special discount offers. People dress up and buy new clothes, and electric lights are […]

Living in Hindu Homes

For many years we have encouraged newcomers to live with a host Hindu family for their initial stay in India. We saw that this helps them dramatically and rapidly improve their understanding of the language and the culture. But I believe there is another side to this as well that we must look at closely […]

Is Vision Sacred?

The movement that we are a part of was founded on the principle of hearing and responding to God’s voice. This is in part the reason that we have spread so broadly across the earth and been involved in such a wide range of kingdom work. But have we somehow put too much emphasis on […]

Hindu Followers of Jesus?

Early on in my journey to share the Gospel with unreached people groups in South Asia, I was introduced to the concept of Hindu followers of Jesus. For me it was difficult to reconcile the two. How could one truly be a disciple of Christ while remaining a Hindu? Wouldn’t the two be contradictory?  I initially […]

An Old Beginning

Since the creation of the Friends Network website we have always had a desire to have a blog. A blog means regular communication with visitors to our website, those interested in contextual ministry among Hindus, with you the reader. As much as possible we want to interact with you and share our insights, stories and […]