Because Ideas Have Consequences

Religious Freedom is a Critical Compo...

The following is an excerpt from the article “Kazakhstan is at a Critical Point of Decision.” Religious freedom is important because it serves as a barometer for the climate of democracy and freedom of citizens. In addition to advocating for religious freedom, businesses can do their part by making religious freedom an important component of […]

Solutions for the Kazakh Tenge Crisis

Many Kazakhstan citizens live with great uncertainty during the continued instability of the tenge. In order to address this issue, we must be honest in analyzing the causes for this devaluation. This devaluation is largely due to an economy overly-dependent upon oil industry generated revenues. While many other international currencies have largely held their value […]

The Role of the Biblical Faith in Bri...

Recently addressing the ISIS threat and British Muslims becoming radicalized, David Cameron made a startling statement that Christians should be more evangelistic.1 Cameron’s statement acknowledges the fact that culture is what Dr. Glenn Sunshine describes as “the downstream of worldviews.” The role of the Church – the people of God – in society is to […]

The Missing Link

The Astana Economic Forum seemed a great success. Many ideas were set forth to help Kazakhstan to fulfill its 2050 plan to become one of the top thirty economies in the world. Low corporate tax and other incentives will certain attract direct foreign investment. Yet Kazakhstan lacks one thing: the empowerment of the people of […]

Bridging the Divide: A Brief History ...

Rather than barricading ourselves within the confines of the church, Christians must view their business as a calling and an opportunity to bring to light of God into all spheres – business, government, art, music, science, and education – for the benefit of humanity and for the glory of God. This is the cultural mandate […]

Doing Business in Kazakhstan: Economi...

Kazakhstan is one of the top ten fastest growing economies in the world. This multicultural developing nation is home to 140 various ethnicities and 17 religious groups. The capital city Astana is slated to host the Expo 2017. Kazakhstan’s ambitious 2050 plan is to become one of the top thirty most developed economies in the […]

Kazakhstan is at a Critical Point of ...

President Nazarbayev has routinely iterated that one of the greatest needs in Kazakhstan is the development of moral character in the lives of people, especially our young people. Indeed, many of our social problems and hindrances to economic development can be traced back to moral problems such as selfishness, greed and dishonesty. This lack of […]

A Plan To Develop Basketball in Kazak...

It has been a joy and privilege to serve the youth of Kazakhstan for ten years as a basketball coach and sport development consultant. While I’m encouraged by the potential of the young people I’ve worked with, I see areas which need a lot of work regarding the system in place. As an American basketball […]

A Better Way: The Moral and Economic ...

I’ve lived and worked in the Commonwealth of Independent States since 2000, serving as a basketball coach with the young people of Kazakhstan. It has indeed been a great honor to live in the Kazakhstan and I would love to make it my permanent home. As I think about the future of the CIS, I’m […]

Opportunity is Knocking at Kazakhstan...

Three Vital Steps for Kazakhstan to Become the Center and Capital of a Eurasia Economic Zone As we venture into 2013, with current international discussions of the possibility of creating a Eurasian Economic Zone, Kazakhstan with its geographic location, has an incredible opportunity knocking at its door. Such a zone would certainly benefit the economies […]