The Changing face of education in the US and how it’s impacting the faith of children

The changing face of education

“Our kids learn within a system of education devised for a world that increasingly does not exist.”[1] Technology has permeated the education system with American public schools providing at least one computer for every five students and $3+ billion per year for digital content. [2] Tablets and smart boards don’t magically make pupils smarter unless teachers […]

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Finding Thanksgiving In The Empty Nest

I knew this day would come. Having walked both of our daughters down the aisle and handed them over to their husbands means the “empty nest” is officially here. Not to be mistaken for the “empty next.” In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Knowing this day would come, Kim and I have been talking about […]

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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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Why a Thick Gospel is so Important

We’ve all done it. Programmatically it makes perfect sense. We take something as complex as the Gospel and simplify it in an attempt to discover the “formula”—the silver bullet—for effective ministry. Because if we can do that, we can easily follow and replicate the pattern to successfully create Christ followers anywhere. We don’t have bad […]

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Leader Chat: Tim Elmore | Part 1

I sat down to interview Dr. Tim Elmore, founder of Growing Leaders. We’ve been friends for a long time and I appreciate his experience as a leading authority on how to understand the next generation. In this episode, we talk candidly about how to grow effective leaders in our current reality. Tim shares some incredible strategies for […]

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A Biblical View of our Escalating Culture of Violence

Violence is familiar to me, having grown up in Beirut, Lebanon and spent most of my life traveling to the neediest places on earth. Many times I have experienced the scourge of deadly warfare. Yet recent shootings in Michigan, Louisiana, Minnesota and Texas and recent terror attack in my adopted country of France hit closer to home. While […]

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