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Underlying Symptoms

Underlying Symptoms When it comes to mental health in the workplace, the numbers don’t lie. Coronavirus has revealed that in our nation, the numbers are ugly. The reality is that we are severely under-prepared to serve our burgeoning mental health crisis.  “We need to accept that mental illness, like any other chronic illness, will become […]

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Do and Don’t

Do and Don’t “A 2019 report from Mind Share Partners found that 80% of workers with a mental health condition said that ‘shame and stigma prevent them from seeking treatment’ — and that just 37% see their company’s leaders as ‘advocates for mental health at work.’”1 This quote in a Forbes article shook me into […]

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The Reality of Mentality

The reality of mentality Mental health was on the decline pre-COVID, it’s only tanked since. Part of the problem lies in the way we talk—or don’t—about mental health. It’s ok to share our physical ailments, but mental illness issues are hush-hush. We cheer on a coworker in their fight against cancer. But are we cheering […]

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On Passion and Purpose

As Kim and I entered a new season of life, we took a mini-sabbatical to pray and consider what it may look like. We spent time seeking His will. We asked the Lord to maximize our gifts, provide discernment to pursue the highest and best opportunities, to put us in places where we can meet […]

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Restoring Civil Rights

By David Branker, Chief of Staff – Office of the President, OneHope My heart is grieved as I see pain, confusion, brutality, and violence growing across our cities. The fuse has been lit and the powder keg has finally exploded! Against a backdrop of deep political division that has added to the growing civil discourse, […]

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Peacemakers

I’m heartsick that so little has changed since writing this as evidenced by Charleston and Charlottesville and most recently Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd. Violence is familiar to me, having grown up in Beirut, Lebanon and spent most of my life traveling to the neediest places on earth. Many times I have experienced the scourge […]

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Thank You Ravi: A Tribute

I’ll never forget meeting Ravi for the first time.  Before I met him in person, I had been following his work. As a budding missiologist, I appreciated watching a modern-day apologist deftly leverage his platform to unify instead of polarize. It was intriguing and refreshing to hear a voice speak truth drenched in grace. I […]

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Response to Ahmaud Arbery

It’s taken me a few days to process last week’s headlines about the Ahmaud Arbery incident. Mostly because, “Everything that needs to be said has already been said. But since no one was listening, everything must be said again.” —André Gide Racism is a topic I’ve written about often on my blog; more often than […]

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5 Tips to Boost Your Devotions During Covid-19

Joel has a powerful testimony of battling lifelong physical ailments. With the time God has given him far beyond what the doctors predicted he would live, he preaches, teaches and writes passionately about Scripture engagement, he even calls himself a “Bible reading junkie”. I know this is a timely word from Joel for all of […]

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What Will Covid-19 Change?

  I’m being asked one question more than any other right now: What will be different after this is over?  The easiest answer is to try and guess some changes in behavior and activity. We will do more remote work. We will have more virtual meetings. We will start using more digital based products and […]

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Easter in the time of Covid19

It doesn’t seem appropriate or even natural to celebrate a holiday in a moment like the one we are living in right now. Easter eggs and bunny rabbits, family potlucks, Spring dresses and colorful bonnets do not quite fit the mood this year as our existential futures seem to hang in the balance.  However, I […]

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Faith Online

Word travels faster in our world than it ever has before, thanks to technology. Through the COVID-19 pandemic, the world is leveraging digital means to stay connected. Nightly news hosts film specials from their living rooms, social media influencers encourage social distancing, and the Church utilizes online platforms to conduct services. If you’re a parent […]

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