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What Is Web 3.0?

Over the past few months, I’ve been increasingly asked to share about Web 3.0. Though my thoughts on this topic are still raw and not fully developed, I truly believe that the Church needs to be considering, praying, debating, analyzing, and really wrestling with this kairos moment that is now upon us and will soon […]

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Navigating the Unexpected: The Art of Thin Slicing

Anywhere you find yourself leading you will need to make split-second decisions on any given day. However, there is real danger in becoming arrogant or one-track minded in these high-intensity moments.  Psychologists describe the process of making quick judgments as “thin-slicing.” Malcolm Gladwell puts it this way: “Thin-slicing is the process by which our unconscious […]

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8 Things to Consider Before Joining a Board

Recently, a OneHope Vice President was asked to serve on the board for another ministry and asked me what considerations I have when I’m asked.  I believe it’s good for every Christian leader to have board experience and share in governance responsibilities. However, this must be weighted with my primary responsibilities to existing obligations as […]

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The Power of a Contextualized Gospel

Throughout my life, I’ve had the incredible opportunity to live in other countries, growing up in places such as Lebanon and France. In fact, I was very young when my parents moved our family to Lebanon and didn’t move back to the United States until I was 16 years old. Those experiences cultivated within me […]

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Should Your Goal be to Retain Employees?

With the great turnover companies, ministries, and churches are experiencing during the pandemic period, retention has really tested my resolve as a leader. When I meet with other CEOs, retention seems to currently be the greatest point of pain for them as well. Known as the Great Churn, turnover is at an all time high. […]

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How Did COVID Affect Education?

As the lockdowns of 2020 were entering the second month, I found myself being asked what I believed the pandemic would change about our way of life. A lot has happened in the two years since, and now we are beginning to see how our world has transformed around us.  I’ve been interested in the […]

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What Was Your Mom Really Like?

My mom never uttered empty words—she spoke life and truth everywhere she went. She was a consistent example, full of true wisdom, and had a unique ability to make me smile.  But she could also be…irritably on time…showing up 15 minutes early and then ask me why I was late. Frankly, she didn’t suffer fools […]

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How to Find Reality in a Clickbait Culture

One day I received word that there was a high-speed chase right outside our OneHope office. The car that was fleeing from the police came off of the road, over the grass, through the fence that borders our property, and crashed into three cars in our parking lot.  It got even worse—I was told that […]

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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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Should Leaders Read Fiction?

I have noticed a common theme among leaders: they rarely read novels.  Whether they’re the CEO of a business, the pastor of a church, or a manager of a team, most leaders I’ve known stick to nonfiction. While I do believe reading books on leadership, self-help, autobiographies, etc. is crucial to grow in various areas, […]

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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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