For some reason an article I wrote many years ago (2006/7) has become very popular online. It has really taken off on Academia.edu. The name is “Challenges in Doing Church-Initiated Community Development in the Philippines.” Admittedly, my writings are FAR FROM VIRAL. Still, relatively speaking it is quite surprising how many people are reading it. This paper was originally my ‘Tri-Sem’ paper for M.Div. at Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary. I was originally planning to expand the research and make the topic my dissertation. However, there were so few quality Church-initiated COMDEV programs that I could identify, I was afraid I may become trapped in an unwritable paper. Still, I think the topic is relevant and the concerns in this somewhat short paper still valid.