Chris Pratt’s MTV Generation award speech

While accepting MTV’s Generation Award, Chris Pratt shared an unexpected message from an unlikely stage. “Being the Generation Award I’m going to cut to the chase and I’m going to speak to you, the next generation, OK?  I accept the responsibility as your elder,” Pratt said. He shared 9 rules for living. While a few […]

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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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The Ebola virus is out of control in West Africa; how you and I are not immune…

As I’ve been scanning news articles like this one from Time calling the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa the “Worst Ebola Outbreak in History,” I was struck with a sobering realization. It was almost like déjà vu… “The Ebola virus causes a nasty infection that triggers an inflammatory reaction so intense, […]

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Optimism: bringing HOPE for the future

Madagascar

If you’ve listened to pop radio recently, I hope you’ve heard the hit song “Pompeii” by Bastille. The band, never suspecting the song would become such a hit, revealed that the song is a quiet, conversational reflection on the destructive eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, which wreaked on an unsuspecting society as they went about their daily lives. Probably […]

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Cadillac Man: an exploitation of Americanism

While the hubbub has died down a bit, I can’t stop thinking about “The Cadillac Man” commercial. It ruffled a lot of feathers when it first aired during the Olympic Games[1] in February. Not only did this new “American icon” insinuate that only Americans are hard workers, but derogatorily characterized other countries as being lazy; […]

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Listen to the silent crisis in the Central Africa Republic

The UN is calling the Central Africa Republic (CAR) a “silent crisis”, defining it as housing some of the worst conditions on earth. I’ve experienced the suffering and misery first hand as OneHope has had a passionate interest in and outreach there for the last 4 years. As Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times has […]

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