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Growing Momentum in Mental Health Ministry

A few months ago, I wrote about the story behind Fresh Hope, a ministry to people with mental illness, and Brad Hoefs, the pastor who started this ministry in response to his experience with bipolar disorder. The ministry of Fresh Hope is why, in March 2014, Hoefs found himself onstage at Saddleback Church in Orange […]


Is Your Impact Incidental or Intentional?

Until my teenage years, I lived primarily in rural communities, where my dad was a pastor in small country churches. These were sparsely populated areas by urban and suburban standards, with the closest neighbors usually living 1/2 to 1 mile apart. But there was no question these places were communities, much more so than any […]


Jesus Is Not Limited by Our Culture

Ancient ruins and modern malls. Awe-filled pilgrims and stern-faced soldiers. Christian pilgrims worshiping by guitar on the shores of the Sea of Galilee and Muslim calls to prayer echoing off the stones in Jerusalem’s streets. The party atmosphere in the Jewish quarter Friday afternoon and the sacred quiet of Saturday morning, with Shabbat and its […]

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