Praying for the Impossible

  NASHVILLE —Today, churches and campus ministries all over the Every Nation world are beginning 2019 with a week of prayer, fasting, and consecration. The theme for this year’s fast is “Great Faith.”  As I’ve been thinking and recording my prayer list for 2019 (in...

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My Top Ten Books of 2018

NASHVILLE—It’s that time of the year, when I force myself to pick the Top 10 books that I've read in the past twelve months. Those of you who read a lot know the difficulty of this task. (Here’s last year’s list.) Before I present my Top 10 List, I’ll start with a few...

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Singing at Christmas

NASHVILLE—Last weekend, my entire family kicked off the Christmas season with a trip to Cheekwood, an old mansion in Nashville that's been turned into a beautiful botanical garden and art museum. For my five-year-old granddaughter, Josephine, Cheekwood is one of the...

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Who Are We Voting For?

MANILA—Today, millions of Americans will vote in another “high stakes” and bitterly partisan election. As always, this election will be billed as “the most important mid-term election in our lifetime,” and it will seem as if the future of life as we know it hangs in...

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Three Leadership Lessons from Korean Megachurches

SEOUL—This week, I am in Seoul, Korea, for the third and final residency period of my Asbury Theological Seminary doctoral program. It’s good to be back with my cohort (and the "Asbury Eight"), and it’s good to spend some face-to-face time with our professors, some of...

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