Where Leadership Begins

“All things are created twice.” We are often judged by where we’ve come from. Jesus experienced this. To Nathanael, Philip’s announcement that Jesus of Nazareth is the Messiah (John 1:45f) was met with skepticism: “Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?” Nazareth was deemed an “utterly insignificant” village. It was not mentioned in the Old Testament or any other writings […]

Know the Code

“You cannot solve problems you do not understand …” All youth take the adolescence journey, but those at risk do so through the sociocultural grid of the inner city, where formative development strains against the negative forces of poverty, family brokenness, and a culture of violence. To reach youth in hard places we must be […]