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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3 steps to long-term help for low-resource communities

Why dig a well when it would be most helpful to have running water instead? Click To Tweet If you drive through rural communities of El Salvador, and many other countries around the world, you are bound to see what I call a Development Monument. Sadly, however, the projects are no longer being used for […]

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Sound bite missiology

“Men at ease have contempt for those who are suffering misfortune” Job 12:5 American evangelicals are quick to serve the poor. But in our hurry to help, are we doing the right things to help alleviate poverty?  We are conditioned to respond to crisis quickly, or to use popular methods that appear to be “the […]

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#RuralMatters church planting initiative

We’re all familiar with Aesop’s fable “The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse”, which Beatrix Potters later adapted and popularized as “The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse”. While written in their day to extoll the virtues of simple, peaceful country living, the idiom could easily be adapted to portray today’s conversations about the disparity between urban […]

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Macro Trend: The Emerging Middle Class

Most Americans would consider themselves “middle class”. But in many other countries, that status is in the minority—people are literally either rich or poor, with not very many in the “middle”. Prosperity is rapidly expanding the middle class around the world and we are just beginning to understand the social impact this rapid swelling will […]

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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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