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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Tension vs. Stress: the Good, the bad and the Biblical

In part 1, we learned that God established the principle of tension in our world, but forbade stress. When we give in to stress, we are giving in to self-justification, which ultimately is sin. So, stress is bad, but tension is GOOD. Unfortunately we’ve conflated the concepts of tension and stress, and need to separate […]

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Understanding missions in 4 simple steps

The foundation of ALL missions is for believers to join God in His Missio Dei. It sounds simple, yet many participate in a consumeristic version of narcissism-riddled missions programs rather than truly serving the Misssio Dei of God at every level. We are doing ourselves, as well as the kingdom of God, a great disservice […]

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Outcome Based Ministry Origins

Swaziland

A few years ago, while on a trip to Swaziland, I was struck by what I heard and saw. It was a catalyzing moment for OneHope—it was the spark that ignited us to become an Outcome Based Ministry.   A Shocking Realization While visiting the “Christian” nation of Swaziland, I worked with, met and talked with […]

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Oscars reveal the faith of Matthew McConaughey

Awards ceremonies give us a glimpse into the ever-changing world of pop culture. Not only do we get to see the winners react, but it is always entertaining to compare established icons and new voices share a moment that may encapsulate a lifetime of effort or be their 15 minutes of fame. Acceptance speeches are […]

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