Promoting Spiritual Friendship in Church and Society through:

Training

Equipping people to live out relationally healthy lives in the church and in the world.

Mentoring

Training mentors and running mentoring groups to help followers of Jesus grow in Christlikeness.

Publishing

Bringing to life books that promote spiritual friendship and connect the Word of God with the issues of daily life.

Why Spiritual Friendship?

Spiritual friendship is friendship that is rooted in Christ for the purpose of helping followers of Jesus grow in Christlikeness. Our model for spiritual friendship takes its cue from Jesus, who called together a community (Matthew 4:18–22) at the start of His public ministry.

The Christian life can be described as following Jesus in the company of friends. But how many of us have these vital and life-giving relationships in place.

Why Publishing?

It is all too easy to live a life that divides the sacred from the secular. But we believe that all of life is lived under God; that there is no such divide.

So we publish books to help followers of Jesus Christ embrace spiritual friendship, and live out their faith in the world. Our books help them connect the Word of God with the issues of daily life — truth for life — issues like busyness, young adulthood, marriage, parenting, growing old, work as worship to God, politics, corruption, to name a few.

“I hope my reflections will continue to bless even more people, giving a little hope to all of us trying to make sense of a chaotic age.” — Soo Inn

Prebeliever?

I was having lunch with some friends after church last Sunday. One of them worshipped regularly though he was not a Christian. In the course of conversation, he mentioned that he didn't like the term prebeliever. He said he was happy to be called a non-believer but...

A Lesson From Microsoft

empathy: The ability to understand and share the feelings of another. (Oxford Dictionary) The October issue of Fast Company features an article on Satya Nadella, the CEO of Microsoft. Nadella has done well. . . . he's generated more than $250 billion in market value...

Lighting Candles

I have one more lecture left in this year's Vocation, Work and Ministry class. It's a Biblical Graduate School of Theology class that seeks to help people understand the biblical significance of work, both church-related work and, especially, work in the marketplace....

Both, And

Michael Low, a good friend of mine, is finishing his studies at Regent College, Vancouver. He has kindly accepted the role of being a living epistle — I have asked him to convey my greetings to the Regent faculty who had blessed me when I was there (1981–1985)....

An Unexpected Crisis

Yesterday I did my first MRI examination and lived to tell the tale. I had been having pain in my lower right back on and off for a number of years now. It had always been rare and the pain bearable. Recently the pain had become more frequent and more severe. My GP...

Willing to Retire There

Had a Facebook video call with a friend in Pune, India, this morning. He was one of a number of key younger leaders I had met at the Lausanne Younger Leaders Gathering in Jakarta last year. He was originally from Mumbai but had been sent by his group of churches to...

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