iHOPE Blogs

One Reason Why I Did Not Share the Gospel

How old were you the first time you heard someone share the gospel outside of church? I was in my 40s. It happened when I was in the backseat of a taxi in Beirut. My friend Caroline, a Syrian refugee, asked our Muslim taxi driver ...

3 Things Persecuted Christians Can Teach Us

What can persecuted Christians teach us? If you’re like most Christians I know, you’ve not had to deeply weigh a decision for Christ knowing that you might face communal pressure, shame, or death. It’s hard for us Westernized Christians to imagine what it’s like for ...

How to Share the Gospel Across Cultures

Jen is an everyday Christian who used a neighborhood social media app to meet women of other faiths and share the Gospel across cultures in her neighborhood.  I pray her remarkable story will inspire and embolden you to share the gospel across cultures where you ...

4 Ways to Start Spiritual Conversations Today

Have you ever felt a nudge to start a conversation with someone of another faith, yet stayed silent because you didn’t know how to begin? This is for you. Here are four easy-to-remember ways you can start a conversation that naturally leads to spiritual things ...

What a Muslim Can Teach You About God’s Love

Amie* will never forget the moment she first realized God loves her. As a young Muslim girl living in an Islamic-ruled nation, Amie grew up abused and unloved. This was normal in her country’s culture. “No one I knew expressed love or affirmation – not my parents, ...

What NOT to do as Christ’s Ambassador

Once we took our son to see the Rose Bowl Parade. Shortly before start time, an unofficial parade-before-the-parade began. A group of “Repent or go to hell” sign carriers walked the route, shouting through bullhorns...  “Confess your sins or go to hell.” A man sitting close to ...