Mom, the ‘One’Hope, and the Presence

Mom, the ‘One’Hope, and the Presence

France is my favorite place in the world. However, after losing my mom two years ago, it’s now almost torturous to visit. It’s where mom and I grew the closest during my tween and teen years.

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Reading vs. Engaging

“Is it enough to simply read God’s Word, or must one actually engage with it to grow in their faith or be transformed by it?

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Gateway Cities for Fun + Finance

A few years ago, I was invited to give my point of view on “The city of Miami’s uniqueness” at a National Christian Foundation meeting for church and business leaders in the greater Miami area. My proposition statement was that Miami holds the distinct privilege of being one of the three key gateway cities in […]

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Sahel: Planting Seeds in the Desert

The Sahel region of Africa is a more than just a hotbed of conflict that frequently makes headlines. The belt stretching from east to west graphically slices the continent in half more than just topographically. One of the poorest places on earth, the Sahel represents a desperate conflux of disparate religions and cultures: Muslims, Christians, […]

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Light up the Sahel

Headlines are being monopolized by stories of extremist violence. We are still reeling with shock from the recent attacks in Paris. While terrorism and religious upheaval have been going on for decades, it has never been so quickly and sensationally widespread as it has been in our day and age. In most of these volatile […]

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Getting people to the “next level”

Read part 1 Is Salvational Transactional? Read part 2 Unpacking the Story No one is born with a fully-developed set of values. We’ve seen—through the story of Nicodemus—that as values develop, so does a depth of faith. We use a value development scale to delineate the 5-stage series an individual moves through as they strengthen […]

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