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God is Answering Prayers about My Health

I have not been suddenly healed, yet.


Instead, God has sent me information and education through various people.


I still deal with the uncertainty about the…


Added by John S. Oliver on December 29, 2017 at 6:24pm — No Comments

Possible Heart Trouble -- No Health Insurance -- Pray for My Health and Safety


I went to the Obamacare website and learned that I cannot afford health care. The monthly premium was 908 a month with 7350 deductible. I only make 683 a month from my social security retirement. Even if I could magically afford that, then I would pay 20 for my Rx that costs 25. I could save 5 a month by paying 908.


I learned that the State of…


Added by John S. Oliver on December 28, 2017 at 10:56am — No Comments

If You Think We are in Spiritual Warfare then Consider this History Lesson Video of the Evolution of Weapons

Notice in this video that there has been a continual evolution of weapons related to warfare.

Note that each time that a better kind of weapon was developed that those that used them defeated those who did not adopt them.

That is an interesting history lesson. But note when the printing press came out the Bibles and publications of Luther, and Tyndale radically changed the spiritual landscape. Printed Bibles in English were smuggled into England when that owning…


Added by John S. Oliver on December 26, 2017 at 9:48pm — No Comments

Christmas and Good News

Here is an article I wrote years ago in response to how we can become overwhelmed by all the activities at Christmas and forget the reason for the season.

Added by John S. Oliver on December 25, 2017 at 2:52pm — No Comments

Meditation on the Four Soils

In my times with God in morning darkness, I've been lingering in Luke's Gospel. It's been 10 weeks and I've only made it to chapter 8. I have been rediscovering the beauty and power of the patterns of Jesus. Here are my thoughts on Jesus' explanation of the four different soils. …


Added by Clyde Taber on December 15, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Star Wars has Theology, Doctrines and an Online Temple of Jedi Order

Star Wars is not just a hugely popular group of movies but it is more.

I came on the following materials that opened my eyes to the deeper levels of this.

While I enjoy the movies, I do not obsess over the matters between viewings. Yet there are millions of passionate fans all over the world that have the posters, action figures, and costumes a…


Added by John S. Oliver on December 13, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Disciple Making Journey Map


As we develop media strategies to connect with people and help them to walk through a discipleship process, I think of the person's own story. Mehmet searches for something new after he's experienced a disruption of normal life or beliefs. A disruption will make Mehmet open to asking questions and re-forming how he views himself and God.

In our own life, or in someone else's, this is a…


Added by Tom Khazoyan on December 11, 2017 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Social Media/Engagement Training

Social Media/Engagement Training, presented by Media Impact International (MII) University, is a six-module, e-Learning course launching on January 2nd, 2018. This highly regarded…


Added by David Benware on December 7, 2017 at 8:30pm — No Comments

A Gift to the Body of Christ

Create International has had the privilege of traveling to more than 50 different countries, and experiencing the beauty and culture of a variety of unreached people groups. We have produced documentary films for dozens of these groups. As a ministry, we have decided to offer 35…


Added by Cal Curtis on December 2, 2017 at 1:34pm — No Comments

Transitions - Predictable and Unpredictable



Predictable and Unpredictable

Life is a journey.

Along the way, there are predictable transitions.

These are due to the natural progression from one stage of life to another.…


Added by John S. Oliver on November 25, 2017 at 3:22pm — No Comments

Sufi Scholar Dr. Habibeh Rahim on “Love Your Neighbor”

Given today's terrible news out of Egypt, I want to offer an interview I did with Habibeh Rahim, Ph.D. (Harvard). Dr. Rahim is a Sufi scholar who serves as Associate Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at St. John’s University in New York. The courses she teaches include Religions of the World, Introduction to Hinduism, Introduction to Buddhism, Introduction to Islam, The Family in Islamic Life and Theology, Sacred Scriptures of the East, Buddhism and Christianity in Dialogue, and…


Added by David Sanford on November 24, 2017 at 5:28pm — No Comments

If You Enjoy Movies Then Consider These

I admit that I like to watch movies on Netflix and at the multiplex. I also like short animated videos on Youtube.  


For years I have wondered about what went into making such visual works of art. At the end of the movie there are the credits with lots of names. There are titles for the types of workers that were finally explained in this short Crash Course lesson.…


Added by John S. Oliver on November 22, 2017 at 6:06pm — No Comments

Consider this Alternative to Yoga



I like Qi Gong better than yoga.


There are many Qi Gong videos on Youtube and these are the ones I like best and use.


I especially like the ones by Lee Holden


These and others like it on Qi Gong…


Added by John S. Oliver on November 6, 2017 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Where are the Men’s Prayer Meetings?

This is a RANT. It is a way for me to get this off my chest. It is RAW and UNFILTERED.

This message is jumbled because I just need to express myself while it is active in my mind and heart. Later I MIGHT come back to this and put it into a more orderly Bible teaching and/or sermon

The bottom line is that it disturbs me deeply that Christian men do not come together to pray OFTEN.

It seems logical…


Added by John S. Oliver on October 23, 2017 at 6:05pm — 1 Comment

The Heart of Man Fathom Event - October 17 - 1 More Night

VSN colleagues, The Heart of Man may be the most unique and important project I've ever helped produce, and it is coming back as a Fathom Event encore for one more night on October 17.

We are thrilled with this opportunity as tens of thousands of people came out to theaters, selling out in every market, on September 14. We are praying for tens of thousands more to be exposed to this very unique and powerful experience.



Added by Brian Bird on October 10, 2017 at 8:55pm — 3 Comments

Ivy League Professors Exhort Their Students and All Students to --- Think for Yourself

Some Thoughts and Advice for Our Students and All Students


Added by John S. Oliver on September 23, 2017 at 8:41pm — No Comments

Christian Parent and Grandparent - Can You Use These Helps?



As an observer of parents for 64 years, I have concluded that parenting is super difficult.


I have never been a parent so I cannot speak from experiences. Yet as an outsider, I have a different and maybe useful perspective.


There are more than 99 important ways…


Added by John S. Oliver on September 10, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Give Food for Those Displaced Due to Hurricane Harvey

Give Food for Those Displaced

Due to Hurricane Harvey

I was born and grew up in Houston. I graduated from high school there in 1971. That area is super flat. So it will be a LONG time before ALL the flood waters in the region are gone.

I moved to Dallas in 1985. And this area is super flat too. Just imagine that much rain falling here with the ground saturated and nowhere for the flood waters to quickly go.

I saw a picture of the roof of a home that was just…


Added by John S. Oliver on August 30, 2017 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Do you work with millennials?

Hi VSN community,


Moving Works has just released a short film called The Day Kyle Died.

It’s about a kid that is struggling with his identity, thinking that his life is worthless if he isn’t successful. 



Kyle has it all figured out.  He’s got the girls, the…


Added by walt manis on August 30, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

Developing an Integrated Media Strategy

Tom Khazoyan highlights the keys to developing an integrated media strategy at the April 2017 Mobile Ministry Consultation in Holland. 

Added by Clyde Taber on August 29, 2017 at 6:25pm — No Comments

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