Struck by lightning

updated 2.28.16 This is classically the busiest season of my year; board meetings, budget process, conventions and speaking engagements galore. It’s like I’m trying to get everything signed, sealed and delivered before the holidays kick into high gear. This year on top of all the scheduled chaos, I have been “interrupted” by dear friends whose […]

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Not Becoming That Guy

We’ve been honored to partner with Pastor Bryan Jarrett on a new initiative called #RuralMatters—meeting a real need of strengthening the rural church around the world. I’m overwhelmed by his church’s heart of generosity—Northplace has helped with rural church planting in Russia through the Hosanna plan, sponsored the story of the Prodigal Son on the […]

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Reading to Kids Increases Their Intelligence

Appreciate this guest post from Peter Haas, OneHope partner and pastor of Substance Church in Minneapolis, MN. Research Finds: Reading Bible to Kids can Increase their Intelligence, Social skills, & More! Here’s Why & How! Most Christians believe that reading the Bible is “good for them.” Yet so many people still struggle getting “into it.” And if […]

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Digital boosts spread of the Bible

Technology is a game changer. It has enabled many to make Scripture available in digital formats or extend their reach with a few clicks or swipes. Because of it, we have been able to reach people with God’s Word in ways and places we never before deemed possible. We have seen digital tools like Incredible […]

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3 steps to long-term help for low-resource communities

Why dig a well when it would be most helpful to have running water instead? Click To Tweet If you drive through rural communities of El Salvador, and many other countries around the world, you are bound to see what I call a Development Monument. Sadly, however, the projects are no longer being used for […]

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Sound bite missiology

“Men at ease have contempt for those who are suffering misfortune” Job 12:5 American evangelicals are quick to serve the poor. But in our hurry to help, are we doing the right things to help alleviate poverty?  We are conditioned to respond to crisis quickly, or to use popular methods that appear to be “the […]

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