Shared Mission, Eternal Purpose: Lessons from the Perfect Father-Son Relationship

Last week on The Salt Shaker, we featured a four-part series on four young men whose prominent dads have started highly successful organizations, and the sons are now working with their dads to carry on those efforts.  Each of these guys shared unique insights on the challenges and rewards of working with their dads, and also included some fun anecdotes from growing up:Life With Father: A Conversation With Nathan ZachariasFrom Resistance to Respect: A Conversation With Jonathan Youssef … [Read more...]

Dynamic Duo: A Conversation With Jordan Sekulow

For Jordan Sekulow, the fight to ensure freedom and liberty in the U.S. and around the world has been a central part of his life from a very early age.  The son of Jay Sekulow, Jordan, 29, now serves as Executive Director of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), a leading international public interest law firm founded in 1990 and led by his father.“My work with my dad has developed naturally over the years,” says Jordan.  “On radio, I started co-hosting with him, and then filling in … [Read more...]

From Resistance to Respect: A Conversation With Jonathan Youssef

When listening to Jonathan Youssef preach a passionate sermon at Church of the Apostles or hearing him share energized ministry updates on the radio from around the world, one assumes he has always wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps.  The son of influential pastor and author Dr. Michael Youssef, Jonathan, 28, now plays an increasingly significant role in his father’s pastoral ministry at the evangelical Anglican megachurch in Atlanta, and serves as International Director for Leading The W … [Read more...]

Life With Father: A Conversation With Nathan Zacharias

Ravi Zacharias is considered by many to be one of the greatest Christian apologists of our time.  The founder of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, Zacharias has authored numerous best-selling books, hosts radio programs, and teaches apologetics and evangelism at Oxford University.  Even those who vehemently disagree with Zacharias are quick to acknowledge his superb intellectual abilities, and the excellence with which he pursues his unique calling as a “classical evangelist in the arena o … [Read more...]

An Atheist Activist, a Compassionate Christian, and an All-Powerful God

Have you heard about Patrick Greene of San Antonio, Texas?Two months ago, he was an atheist activist protesting nativity scenes and public prayer.  Today, he is a believer in Jesus Christ encouraging others to read the Bible.How did this happen?  And what can we take away from this remarkable story?Over at What She Said, I describe the developments and share 3 principles from scripture that serve as important reminders for all of us!Check it out! … [Read more...]

Happy 91st Birthday to Chick-fil-A Founder Truett Cathy

This week Samuel Truett Cathy celebrated his 91st birthday!  The founder of Chick-fil-A, Truett continues to play an active role in the company as well as in the community through his leadership, writing, speaking, and philanthropic efforts which impact countless lives.Many people know that Chick-fil-A is a Christian company because of their uncompromising commitment to promoting Christian principles, their unwavering dedication to serving high quality food, and their policy to be closed on … [Read more...]

My Experience with Joseph Kony: How to Think about the YouTube Sensation

Steve Haas is Chief Catalyst for World Vision, a global relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. He provides the following analysis of the viral sensation:There’s a cold efficiency to a wanted poster. Pinned publically in the Wild West, frontier citizens were informed of bad hombres and were encouraged to assist in capture. Like an Amber alert, the wanted poster told everyone what to f … [Read more...]