Stepping Over the Edge

Can you trust God with your life?  How did God create you to thrive?  In this audio podcast, Paul Richardson gives a stirring talk challenging his listeners to overcome two core Western values. Time to send shock waves through your theology… Click below to listen to this talk, or subscribe to this free podcast by …

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i am risen

A Prayer for Easter   Can you see me? I’m helpless here. A clatter of dry bones lying on this sofa. Breathing but dead. Don’t bother to knock. I ain’t getting up any time soon. Just open the door. Come on in if you like. Put your ear right here, close to my soul. Listen. …

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The Raw Material for Beauty

The Raw Material for Beauty An Essay on Suffering, Creativity and Hope By Paul Richardson   This article is written in response to a recent tragedy. A friend ended his own life on Sunday morning, January 22, 2012. He was an artist.   Throughout history, the most enduring creative expressions are most often created within …

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Interview with Paul on 100 Huntley Street (part two)

Here is part two of a powerful interview with Paul Richardson which he recently did on the Canadian TV show, "100 Huntley Street."  In it he tells the harrowing tale of his son's drowning in 1999, miraculous healing and a subsequent encounter with God.  He also talks about the vision for quality Christian eduction that …

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Interview with Paul on 100 Huntley Street (part one)

Hey Faith Activating Friends, Here's part one of an interview with Paul Richardson which he recently did on the Canadian TV show, "100 Huntley Street." It's an interesting discussion on the backdrop on his dad's book, "Peace Child," redemptive analogies, his growing up years in Papua and how our culture tries to insulate us from …

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You’re a Masterpiece … in Process

By Faith Wilson   I was boarding my flight to Indonesia when a friend texted me, “You are on the brink of your future! What does it feel like?” She was right. I was in transition, stepping beyond yesterday’s norms and leaning over the forward edge. I was pressing on, exploring the unknown, actively writing a new …

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The Hope of the World

Christmas 2011 East Java, Indonesia Awakened before dawn by the call to prayer, I rise out of bed, dress in the dark and tip-toe up the winding stairway to my rooftop balcony.  My city rests in her cradle between three massive volcanoes.  After awhile, the sound of the mosques’ chanting retreats back into silence, allowing …

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I Hear Voices in Your Head

 Am I nuts? I hear voices. They chatter through the day and worry me awake in the night. They mutter shame and murmer guilt. They invoke my deepest fears. They conjure negative emotions about people I love. Running off at the mouth, they lure me into timidity. Dampening my spirit, they rant impossibilities, and conjure …

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For Josiah On Your 13th Birthday

                        Josiah’s Eyes     What do I see when I see your eyes? I see the pool where you lost your life Enshrouded in a shimmering veil Dead to the horror in your mother’s wail   I hear my voice calling to the …

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More Than All We Ask or Imagine

A decade ago, God moved in my heart to see Indonesian believers transformed in His love, equipped to be leaders, and empowered to become a force of influence for His Kingdom. From the beginning, the dream was to launch a school that would gift the world with world-changers. This school would become a laboratory where …

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