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Infographic Analysis: Another Reason Why MLK’s “I Have a Dream” Speech Was So Powerful, by Maria Popova
January 15, 2017
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July 23, 2015
Comments Off on VARIETY: Larry Poland Builds Bridges Between Hollywood and Evangelicals, by Brian Lowry
Hollywood and evangelical Christians don’t exactly have a harmonious history. So it’s always something of a jolt to be reminded that a group of the latter schedules regular prayers for specific showbiz leaders and media influencers.
February 17, 2015
Comments Off on Remembering Ten Black Christian Leaders, by Clarence B. Jones
n commemoration of Black History Month, I want to share my thoughts about the historical influence of major black religious figures on the movement for freedom and participatory democracy, without regard to race or color, in our own country.
November 25, 2014
Comments Off on Can a church be too big to fail? by William Vanderbloemen
“True leadership is measured by what happens after you die.” -Myles Munroe
September 23, 2014
Is it possible God releases the ministry of his Holy Spirit on earth primarily when and where his help is specifically requested by His people?
April 9, 2013
Comments Off on Compassion Scams: Do Child Sponsorship Programs Work? by Kristen Castillo
University of San Francisco study explores if Compassion is really fostering a future generation of leaders?
DeVon Franklin and Gary David Stratton at Princeton Theological Seminary’s ‘Morality in Media’ Conference
February 13, 2013
This could be an historic event in the journey toward the Protestant church in America fully embracing artists in general and filmmakers in particular.
Leadership Integrity: An Interview with Compassion International President Wess Stafford, by Amy Larson
November 28, 2012
“If you lack integrity you lack everything. If you cannot be trusted you have nothing to offer.” -Wess Stafford, president and CEO of Compassion International–a child advocacy ministry committed to releasing children from spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty.
October 29, 2012
A good mentor is hard to find. Here’s where to start your search. by Margaret Feinberg Over the years, I’ve found some incredible mentors in my life—people who have spoken words of wisdom and guidance into our marriage, finances, personal life, and ministry. These people have left me wonderstruck by the richness they’ve added into […]
Friday Video: Joshua Medcalf @Pepperdine University – How Sports Psychology Can Change Anyone’s Life
April 13, 2012
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Joshua Medcalf of Dream Sports Academy and Train to Be Clutch consulting is one of the more remarkable young men I have met in Hollywood. Watch these two videos and tell me if you don’t agree. Joshua Medcalf @Pepperdine University from Dream Sports Academy on Vimeo. Dream Sports Academy Journey from Dream Sports Academy on Vimeo. For […]
March 16, 2012
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Shane Claiborne a pioneer in the New Monasticism movement and author of “Jesus for President” and “The Irresistible Revolution” sits down with JD Walt of Asbury Seedbed to discuss why getting theology right makes a big differences in the lives of people. Asbury Seedbed is a resourcing network of Asbury Theological Seminar http://asburyseedbed.com/
August 12, 2011
One highlight of our recent trip to New England was the Blue Ocean Summit in Cambridge, MA., where I was pressed into service on a couple of plenary panel discussions. Stanford anthropologist, Tanya Luhrmann, PhD, started the week off with a remarkable report on her study of the impact of kataphatic prayer (prayer where God […]
July 11, 2011
Comments Off on Emotionally Unhealthy Spirituality: Why It’s Possible to Lose Your Soul While Trying to Follow God
Why the day my wife announced that she wanted to leave became the best day of my life.
June 29, 2011
Sometimes God’s greatest miracles come in our darkest hour by Gary David Stratton, PhD “Rosario’s been shot!” I could not believe my ears when two years ago tonight I received a midnight phone call from Act One alumnus Chris Dyball informing me that beloved Act One staff member Rosario Rodriguez had been shot in the chest […]
May 24, 2011
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As I’ve noted in Paparazzi in the Hands of an Angry God, the leaders of America’s First Great Awakening recognized that societal transformation was every bit as much a media revolution as it was a spiritual movement. No one represented this approach better than George Whitefield, the man who Yale historian Harry Stout identifies as ‘America’s first […]