Understanding Radical Islam

My Muslim friend was all smiles. I had brought my class to her mosque and was giving a short introduction to Islam lecture. Afterwards, she asked for questions and a hand went up with someone asking, “Well, what about Osama Bin Laden and 9-11?” The smile vanished from her face and her eyes were filled […]

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The Muslim Next Door

Twenty years ago I took an unexpected journey. Some people moved in across the street from us and they had children that were the same age as my own. I knew we were going to be friends. However, soon I discovered that they were of a different religion that they were very devout to. I have […]

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Engaging in Biblical Justice

The Bible says to love justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with God.  This is a beautiful statement but it leaves us with a profound question, “What is justice?” Perhaps justice is more than laws and rules, crime and punishment, fairness and unfairness. Perhaps Justice is something more. When we think about justice it is […]

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From the Director February 2016

A Healthy Disregard for the Impossible In the 2012 update from the CEO to investors, Larry Page, co-founder of Google, talked about the slogan on which the company was built – “a healthy disregard for the impossible”.  He emphasized how he would often remind employees “we operate this company with a healthy disregard for the […]

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A lifestyle of Reconciliation

How can we best show suffering or disenfranchised people that we really see them? In the simple act of looking someone in the eyes and telling them, “I see you.” you are doing a redemptive and reconciling act. If that is a person who is suffering, then you call them back into an encounter with […]

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Why Race Matters Part 2

I agree, all lives matter to God, that is not the problem. The problem is that we are in a broken upside-down world, a sinful, sinister, divided, dysfunctional world where all lives do not value the same. As long as we are in prison to race, we will not find the solution to this. Some […]

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From The Director January 2016

I want to share with you transparently that this has been the greatest and hardest year yet for the ACTS Group. While energetically continuing to do the good work of advancing the four strategic initiatives in the region (prayer, service, leaders, gospel), we made the shift into nonprofit corporate status outside of William Jessup University. […]

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