As a person with a graduate degree and a teacher’s heart, I have always valued the importance of education. I love to see churches with good discipleship ministries that attempt to teach their people the deeper things of the faith. An understanding of theology is important. When people do not have an understanding of correct theology, things—especially in the prayer arena—can get a little wonky. But I also am fascinated by the fact that God seems to be more at work in places where the church lacks teaching. Where good theology is often significantly lacking. Why is that?
Over the past few months, I have been working on the November 2014 issue of Prayer Connect, which is on prayer and faith. One of the articles we felt it should include is why there are so many more miracles in third world nations than there are in the Western world. We asked John Robb of the International Prayer Council to write the article since more than anyone we know, he is at the forefront of watching the activity of miraculous prayer around the world.