Practical Application

Sheeple

I have this recurring visual in my head of when I was a child. During the summer, we would go up to the mountains. I remember that there was this forest surrounded by a field that shepherds would bring their sheep too. We found great delight watching the sheep rest, hearing the occasional baa and […]

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Class in Session: Teen’s Mental Health

I’ve often said to my team that research is revelatory. Research removes assumptions and reveals what’s truly going on beneath the surface. As children and teens in Broward County and around the country settle back into their school routines, I’m reminded of the potential of the next generation – their ability to be creative and […]

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The Most Often Quoted Verse in the Bible

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16) If we ever memorize a verse of Scripture, it will most likely be John 3:16. It is the verse most often heard in the simplicity and beauty of […]

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Where Are You?

(Scroll down to leave a comment on where you hide from God and why) He was quite the fellow. Appointed as the first Chicago detective, founder of a famous national investigative agency, bodyguard to President Abraham Lincoln, undercover operative who infiltrated the Confederate Army, pivotal in the formation of the U.S. Secret Service, tracker of […]

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What You Celebrate Is What You Replicate

I’ve read books, blogs, articles, tweets and Facebook posts. I’ve kept up with the bestsellers book list, listened to dozens of hours of podcasts, visited countless churches and have been educated by Christian institutions. I’ve shared meals with fundamentalists, conservatives and liberals. For years I’ve listened to, gleaned from and observed evangelical Christians from various cultures, ethnicities and denominational backgrounds. What I’ve discovered is that they […]

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FCA Takes The Gospel To The Field

For more than 60 years, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) has been on a mission “to lead every coach and athlete into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church.” Based in Kansas City, FCA has chapters in 107 countries and leads 20,948 certified huddles worldwide. It’s influence in South Florida has grown […]

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How to Be the Best Couple Minutes of Someone’s Day

Imagine you’re working behind the counter of a retail pharmacy. In front of you, elderly Mrs. Jones looks on with furrowed brow while you scan the computer screen for her prescription. Behind her, two more customers wait in line, as the phones ring non-stop. “Oh, I see,” you tell Mrs. Jones. “It’s an authorization problem.” […]

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Collective Impact for the Gospel

Churches of our region face a complex problem: no single church, denomination, key leader or organization can change the spiritual climate of South Florida alone. The lostness of our region is too great, the brokenness is too complex and the pain too deep for even the largest, most resourced churches, networks or denominations to tackle. […]

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Leading Community With Friendly Competition

We love a little bit of friendly competition around the OneHope office, and occasionally during lunch we will break out the backgammon boards. Vice Presidents will go head to head, moving each piece hoping to be declared the victor. The leadership team may play against the youngest members of our staff. Novice players will learn […]

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Fancy Words

Two fancy words live together. These two fancy words are siblings. I can imagine that while living together, most of the time they complement each other, they laugh together, share responsibilities, support one another, counsel each other and simply hang out. However, once in a while they also argue. These two fancy words that live […]

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