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The Problem With Being Relevant

The church is at a crossroads, as many congregations have made cultural relevance more important than a true, life-changing encounter with God. Here’s what can steer us on the right path. read more

Making a Long-Term Impact on Uganda

Located 96 miles northeast of Gulu, Kalonga is a rural Ugandan village with 3,000 families comprised primarily of farmers earning less than $1.50 per day. Every day brings with it a singular struggle to survive, leaving no room for concern about the future. Children in the village have no opportunity for education, which perpetuates the cycle of poverty, and the village has no clean water source, which leads to rampant water-borne diseases. read more

Skier Transcends the Sport 

Kristi Overton Johnson was only 4 years old when her parents taught her how to water ski. She turned professional at the age of 13 and became the world record holder in women’s slalom for an impressive 18 years. read more

Finding Purpose After Prison

Brenda Spahn was called into ministry when she was a child but ran from it. As she grew older, she knew she was supposed to work with women who had been in trouble, but she avoided this calling until her own brush with the law opened her eyes. read more

George O. Wood

Don't Dig Up Your Regrets

When should you jump into solving a crisis, and when should you let the problem work itself out? George O. Wood offers some wisdom. read more

Crossing Borders to Freedom

Steven Kim doesn’t just talk about the fight against human trafficking—he lives out the consequences of it, having spent four years in prison for helping North Korean refugees get to South Korea through Vietnam. read more

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