Nicodemus : Unpacking the Story

Read part 1 Is Salvational Transactional? I’ve been scrutinizing my epistemology through the lens of Nicodemus and his question of, “what does it mean to be born again?” This is one of the best definitions of born again: When translator Des Oatridge, working in Papua New Guinea, came to the words “born again” in John’s […]

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Nicodemus: Is Salvation transactional?

John 3 is a very familiar passage, but recently it got me thinking about salvation through the character Nicodemus. Nicodemus is best known for being the first to brazenly ask Jesus, “What does it mean to be born again?” A question we ought to be asking ourselves anew today. The phrase born again has devolved […]

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The 5 most powerful prayers at our ministry

A friend sent me a blog on prayer and said, “hey, you should read this!” So I did. A few paragraphs in, I realized it was more about prayerlessness than prayer; antipodal to a post I was currently working on. I view prayer quite differently than the article describes. I grew up in a home […]

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Through Leaders

This summer we convened more than 180 leaders from 46 countries around the world for a week of learning and refreshment in our commitment to Christ and spreading the Gospel. Since our last convention nearly 6 years ago, attendance more than doubled requiring monumental outlay and logistics for this event. But the investment was critical […]

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Are You Driven or Led?

“A market-driven organization is driven by what the market wants, regardless of what the marketing department feels like doing.” – Seth Godin This Godin quote caught my attention. Reading through a ministry lens, I tried to translate the concept to fit a missions organization, or any charitable organization or NPO. Here’s what I came up with: […]

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Guilt-free Christmas

As a member of the trustee board at Oral Roberts University (ORU), I was invited to share a devotional at the December Globalization Task Force Summit. I felt called to share on a very personal level about Christmas and its importance to the holistic life education students at ORU are blessed to be receiving. The tragic […]

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