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Faith Online

Word travels faster in our world than it ever has before, thanks to technology. Through the COVID-19 pandemic, the world is leveraging digital means to stay connected. Nightly news hosts film specials from their living rooms, social media influencers encourage social distancing, and the Church utilizes online platforms to conduct services. If you’re a parent […]

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Empowering laity

Connecting a group of people to its purpose starts with leaders. We’re tempted to talk more about the sacred. However, if God is redeeming all things, we must reframe how we invite others to a fresh Theology of Work. This forces some of us into a tense moment of dichotomy. If we, the Church, are […]

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The best time to invest

From the day a child is born until they turn 18, there are about 940 weeks. When they’re little, the days seem long, but as they grow time seems to speed up. Our influence lessens and grows with the passing of each week. We recently did a major study with Barna on the major factors […]

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Do family managed ministries work?

Sometimes we have the BEST conversations via email. We send weekly Drucker insight emails to our entire staff. It doesn’t happen every time, but sometimes a brave soul’s reply-all response triggers a fantastic thought-generator or conversation starter, like this one that happened over the holidays. [Staff email sent on Dec 29, 2019, at 8:49 AM] […]

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Thoughts from recovery

Last month I had to have a total knee replacement. Being in recovery means I have had a lot of time to think as I anticipate a full return to health and my regular work schedule. One thing I’ve been thinking about is this Twitter thread: (Random Tweet): If you quit your job tomorrow, a […]

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Occupying Digital

So proud of our OneHope Regional Director for East Africa, Ishmael Macharia, pioneering digital evangelism opportunities in Africa. This powerful composition applies not only to the churches in Africa, but should inspire all of us. I don’t think we fully understand the impact and opportunity that the digital disruption provides for the Church in our […]

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Theology of Work

Many organizations I consult for are facing the same struggle. They’ve hit a wall and can’t figure out how to move forward, grow, and successfully scale in their current context. Much of the time the barrier is the same; they’re still operating in the old paradigm where the secular is separate and unequal to the […]

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Kanye: let the Rappers cry out

But some of the Pharisees among the crowd said, “Teacher, rebuke your followers for saying things like that!” He replied, “If they kept quiet, the stones along the road would burst into cheers!” But as he came closer to Jerusalem and saw the city ahead, he began to weep. Luke 19:39-41(NLT) Kanye West, controversial megastar […]

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I DO

Words and their interpretations are incredibly important to those in the law profession. So imagine my struggle to carefully compose a wedding ceremony for two lawyers! Thank God for giving me just the right word, and only two were needed!  I DO. I was performing the wedding ceremony for two lawyers and joked, “When attorneys […]

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Prayer and Leadership

Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas last week, and then set its sights on Florida and the OneHope office. The region of the Sunshine State I live in weathered moderate winds and rain, but Dorian caused considerable damage in other places along the East Coast. In the few days leading up to the impending storm, I […]

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City: The world’s most challenging mission field

Your world is becoming increasingly urban. The increasing trend toward urbanization is both a national and a global phenomenon. According to the Population Reference Bureau, in 1900 only 14% of the world’s population lived in urban areas. By 1950, this number grew to 30%. In 2011, we reached the tipping point when the world became […]

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The Book for All Generations

My friends, Michael and Lauren McAfee, are inviting people to engage with God’s Word through their new book, Not What You Think. Like my daughters, the McAfees are part of the Millennial cohort, growing up during the dramatic rise of technology. Michael and Lauren are emerging Millennial voices, challenging their peers to set aside preconceived […]

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