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XPLOR, STORIES

Lost Son

Derek Wilkerson   |   May 20, 2016

Do you ever get a feeling of being lost? I know I do. When I do it is very visible…I get a confused look on my face, and I start to look around, and people ask: Derek, are you lost? But, of course I am too stubborn to admit it.

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XPLOR, STORIES

How Can We Serve?

Derek Wilkerson   |   May 20, 2016

I want you to imagine what it would have been like to be on the road with Jesus. Starting from your first encounter, where you decided to drop everything and follow a man wherever he takes you.

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XPLOR, STORIES

My Take on Living Simply in Community

Derek Wilkerson   |   March 02, 2016

During my first half of the NBA XPLOR program, I have struggled with what this cornerstone—simple living in community—was really all about. Everything else seems straightforward, but this was left undefined, for a good reason.

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PRISON & JAIL MINISTRIES

Why Followers of Jesus Should Oppose Capital Punishment

May 26, 2021

Recently, there has been a rise in the number of executions of people on death row, particularly by the federal government. For decades, there have been debates over the use of capital punishment as a sentence for serious criminal offenses. What does the Bible say about capital punishment? Should followers of Jesus Christ, who was executed himself, oppose the use of capital punishment? Learn from a chaplain who has worked on death row in Florida for many years why followers of Jesus should be opposed to the use of capital punishment.

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Dean Bucalos

Mission Specialist, Prison and Jail Ministries Affinity Group
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YOUNG ADULTS, LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

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