DISABILITIES & A Interview on How My Son w/ Autism Transformed My Business

How My Son with Autism Transformed my Businessby Amy Julia Becker

A guest post about Randy Lewis who initiated Walgreen’s  initiative to employ people with disabilities (shared by Ed Stetzer)

(picture of Randy Lewis and his son Austin)

“I picked up No Greatness Without Goodness, by Randy Lewis, because I was intrigued that a senior VP at Walgreen’s had successfully created hundreds of jobs for individuals with both physical and intellectual disabilities. I was even more intrigued to find out those jobs paid an equal wage to the typically-abled workers and held all employees to the same standards. The book exceeded my expectations. Lewis tells a winsome, honest, and inspirational story about how one man’s love for his son Austin, who has autism, coupled with his commitment to justice led to transformed lives for countless individuals with disabilities and for their coworkers. It also offers a broader message about what faithful leadership within a for-profit company looks like in service of God’s kingdom. Anyone in a leadership position who wants to bring God’s goodness into the workplace should read this book, as should anyone interested in practical ways to create meaningful work for people with disabilities.

I am honored that Randy Lewis agreed to offer a condensed version of his story with us here today..,”

Read more at … http://www.christianitytoday.com/amyjuliabecker/2014/june/how-my-son-with-autism-transformed-my-business.html

MENTAL HEALTH & Christian Unease About What’s Sin & What’s Mental Illness

Psychology Expert Says Christians Uneasy About Question ‘What’s Sin and What’s Mental Illness?’
by Morgan Lee

Baylor Psychology Professor Dr. Matthew Stanford … the author of Grace for the Afflicted: A Clinical and Biblical Perspective on Mental Illness and The Biology of Sin Grace, Hope and Healing for Those Who Feel Trapped. Part one of The Christian Post’s interview with Stanford can be read by clicking here. Below is part two.

CP: In many recent mass shootings, we’ve subsequently learned that the killer suffers from mental illness. To what extent are Christians nervous about talking about mental health because they believe it may let the perpetrator off the hook for his or her wrongdoings or crimes?

Stanford: To date, 16 of the past 25 mass shootings in the U.S. were untreated mental illnesses. I think you’re onto something there. When we talk about people having thoughts that aren’t their own or them being involved in behaviors they aren’t full in control over, then Christians start to get real nervous because are very much into culpability: Did you sin? Is it your fault?”

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