Category Archives: Advocacy

Race, reconciliation, disability and the church

We know the lives of our Black brothers and sisters are precious to God. It’s important they know their lives matter to us. Continue reading

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Coronavirus, church and the “least restrictive environment”

“Inclusion” during this time may mean doing what we need to do to ensure that our friends with disabilities are safe while demonstrating to them that they’re loved. Continue reading

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An Easter service for the disability community

We’re hosting a very special worship service for families impacted by disability who don’t have a church this Easter morning Continue reading

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Are some lives more valuable than others? Seniors, the disabled and the terminally ill

Are all lives equally valuable? Continue reading

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My day at the White House

The invitation resulted from our ministry’s involvement in a unique project intended to help churches and other places of worship better care for and support individuals and families impacted by mental illness. Continue reading

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A psychiatrist’s thoughts on pastors and suicide

A psychiatrist looks at how the church can better support pastors who wrestle with suicidal thoughts. Continue reading

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Are we “pro-family” to families from the church?

Surely the church can do more to support the caregivers in our midst. We shouldn’t have to wait for the government to take care of our own. Continue reading

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Should I teach them the right way to care for patients?

Do I train them in the best way I know how to take care of the kids in their care, or do I tell them what they’ll need to know to give kids the level of care their insurance company is willing to pay for and to go home at night with a clear conscience? Continue reading

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Why are children’s hospital ERs becoming flooded with suicidal kids?

How do we explain a nearly three-fold increase in the number of children and teens brought to pediatric emergency rooms over a seven year period with suicidal thoughts or behavior? Continue reading

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Join Kelly Rosati, Amy Simpson, Kay Warren and myself for a Twitter chat on youth mental health

I’d like to invite our readers to join with me, along with Kelly Rosati, Amy Simpson and Kay Warren on Tuesday, May 8th at 2:00 PM Eastern time for a Twitter chat designed to encourage pastors, ministry leaders and key volunteers to consider how they can be involved in addressing the epidemic of mental illness in children and teens. Continue reading

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