Thanksgiving thoughts 2018


  I get nostalgic around Thanksgiving. This year finds me thinking back to my childhood on the mission field in the Middle East. Those were dangerous times. We were evacuated three times amid gunfire and threats, my Dad was arrested in Iraq, and he was even kidnapped by Palestinians. We had to leave this missional […]

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The Universal Language of Soccer

I love soccer. I’ve been trying to get my basketball buddy Erik Cooper to start watching. He’s trying to like soccer, but he says; ‘Soccer is like an old school Pentecostal service: way too long, I don’t always understand what’s going on, and people keep falling down.’ Now that’s funny! In all seriousness, like music, soccer […]

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Syria: How can we help the children in Crisis?

Read part 1–Children in Crisis Last year, OneHope partnered with Near East Initiatives (NEI) to conduct a qualitative research study so we could better understand the complex needs and actual challenges faced by refugee children and families who fled from the war in Syria. The outcome of this study is to equip faith-based organizations with […]

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Syrian Refugee Children in crisis

5.5 million children have been affected by the country’s three-year war. [1] On the anniversary of Syria’s civil unrest, NBC in conjunction with major relief organizations broadcast a 48 hour “live documentary” to help bring awareness to the plight of Syrian refugee children. They called it a “comprehensive portrait of the war’s devastating toll.” Unsettling reports […]

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Syria: What Obama missed, believers cannot

If the recent civil war and violence hasn’t been damaging enough, the fact that more than a million children are now refugees is heartbreaking. Of the 10 points President Obama made in his speech, he didn’t mention the refugees once. What our President overlooked, believers cannot. What does the believer do when there is no […]

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Egyptian Uprising Offers New Day for Church

View of the Mosques of Sultan Hassan and Al-Rifai in Cairo - Egypt

The Arab Spring quickly became the winter of discontent for most of the Middle East as Arab strongmen were toppled and in many cases replaced by fundamentalists.  Nowhere has this been more true than in Egypt, where just this week, the military that had controlled the nation for decades under Sadat and Mubarak, retook power […]

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