Higher education and its role in higher calling

The underhandedness has been going on for ages. However, the world sat up and took notice when the Justice Department released details of the largest college admissions scandal ever prosecuted in U.S. history. More than 30 wealthy parents have been accused of using bribery and fraud to gain admission for their children to elite, big-name […]

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The Church Needs to be a Conduit for Healing in the Wake of Tragedy

healing in the wake of tragedy

My heart aches for the family and friends of the two Parkland shooting survivors who took their own lives the last week. It’s déjà vu mirroring the pattern of suicides in the wake of the Columbine high school massacre in ‘99. Broward County agencies and parents held an emergency meeting to talk about how to […]

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Why churches and ministries need to invest in innovation

Why churches and ministries need to invest in innovation

Phil Cooke is one of the most fearless pioneers of innovating mainstream ministry that I know. It’s a huge honor to have him highlight the innovation arm of OneHope featured on his blog.: One of the ideas that helps the most successful and fast-growing churches, ministries, and nonprofits is having a virtual research and development […]

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All the Good News

all the good news

Reflecting on the close of 2018, this C. S. Lewis quote comes to mind, “There are far better things ahead, than anything we leave behind.” If you watch the news, follow social media, or plug into the Twitter-sphere you would think everything in our world was going to hell; that  bad news is everywhere. Even […]

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Thanksgiving thoughts 2018

thanksgiving2018

  I get nostalgic around Thanksgiving. This year finds me thinking back to my childhood on the mission field in the Middle East. Those were dangerous times. We were evacuated three times amid gunfire and threats, my Dad was arrested in Iraq, and he was even kidnapped by Palestinians. We had to leave this missional […]

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6 Ways to Improve Your Youth Ministry Assessment

Assessment should be more Fitbit than report card Click To Tweet There was a moment of silence as these words hovered over a room full of youth ministry leaders and experts. Thinking about assessment isn’t always easy, but it is necessary. Knowing that nearly 60% of young people who grow up in Christian churches walk […]

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