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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Why is the Ukraine Crisis Unique?

My heart has been breaking for the people of Ukraine as they face unimaginable pain in the wake of invasion. OneHope has been serving the Church in Ukraine for more than 30 years. Having friends and ministry partners in the country, I’m receiving first-hand accounts of the daily bombings, displaced civilians, and vulnerable children throughout […]

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Why Observe Lent?

For me, the main purpose of observing Lent is that it is a season of intentionally imposed discipleship when I focus on living a cruciform life. When the Gospel is of first importance to you and Christ is formed in you (1 Corinthians 15, Galatians 4:19),  then your life takes on the shape of the […]

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Nothing Matters More

Serving a global ministry like OneHope, I’ve had the opportunity to hear hundreds of incredible testimonies from young people all around the world who have experienced the life-changing message of the Gospel. Each story I hear reminds me of the necessity of reflection, of taking a moment to look at our past and thank God […]

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