What Nicodemus Can Teach Us This Easter

It’s sometimes easy to let certain holidays pass by without taking the time to deeply observe them every year. Easter is one of those holidays that, if we aren’t careful, can be more focused on the kids finding all the Easter eggs or finding the right outfits for the family to wear to church than […]

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The Voice of a Mentor

What is the role of a mentor? I know I would not be where I am without the men who have invested their time and wisdom in my life. Every day I see the fruit of the seeds they sowed.  Bob E. Cooley and George O. Wood were two mentors that have forever left a […]

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How Can We Help the Persecuted Church?

I recently read that out of all the Christians killed for their faith in 2021, 80% of those deaths took place in Nigeria.1 I was then surprised to see that Nigeria was taken off the U.S. State Department’s Special Watch List,2 which tracks severe violations of religious freedom around the world. My heart broke, not […]

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Hopeless Times Pt. 2

I was watching a news broadcast between an American anchorwoman and a Ukrainian mother with three children in a bomb shelter who hadn’t heard from her husband fighting on the front lines in two days. The anchor, in closing, said, “We are praying for you.” The mother became visibly angry and said, “We don’t need […]

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Hopeless Times Pt. 1

I think a lot about hope. In fact, you could say it is the most defining word in my life. I run an organization called OneHope, I coauthored a best-selling book on changing your world with hope as a central value. My favorite quote is from St. Augustine, “Hope has two beautiful daughters: their names […]

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Ukraine Crisis: What Twitter and Cryptocurrency can Teach the Church

As the conflict continues, it’s interesting to see how technological innovation has impacted the way the invasion has progressed. Not only is this a major international disruption that’s being live-tweeted, but cryptocurrency and access to the internet have also changed the stakes. We’re actively seeing the ways in which these innovations will shape and transform […]

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