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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