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We Had a Party Because He Lost His Job

It sounds weird right? And then it hit me – you can’t lose a job if you don’t have a job! Jerry learned from our class that failure was actually a component of success, and that failing was not the issue, only failing to get back up. He got up, kept moving forward and is still working today…and looking for a second job!

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You Are Never Too Young to Be an Entrepreneur

In this podcast episode, David Spickard met with Keith Greer, and his Dad, Peter, at their home in Lancaster, PA to discuss the book they wrote together on entrepreneurship. Peter is the President and…

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Individual Recovery to Community Transformation

This is part 2 of a series of 2 podcast episodes where James Butler and Dr. Anderson Spickard discuss the issue of addiction that impacts each and every one of us in some way.

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The Redeeming Work of God: A Conversation with Seth & Andrea Sears in Costa Rica

Seth and Andrea Sears were challenged to really know Jesus and understand the Lord’s will for their lives. After they read Ron Sider’s book, Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger, they felt…

The Power of Mentorship: The Call of the Church

(Editor’s note: This is an ongoing blog series about Mass Incarceration and the Issues Around Reentry by Miea Walker. Miea writes from her personal experience of incarceration and the criminal…

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Podcast (Episode #4): From A Life Sentence To A Life Of Hope - A Conversation With Dwight Hunter

This week’s podcast episode features a conversation with Dwight Hunter. Dwight is a Jobs for Life graduate and owns his own cleaning business. Having been incarcerated for 28 years, he describes…

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Locked In Solidarity: A Call For Action

Today is the day I choose to walk out my truth. I am a former offender and I was incarcerated. I have been home for three years and during that time I experienced some of the best and worst moments of my life, specifically carrying feelings of shame and guilt.

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First in Line

During this time of year, shoppers are preparing to be the first in line for the newest technology gadgets, game stations and department store sales that will be happening on Black Friday. I want to…

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