Passion Talks

Sacred Space: The Entrepreneurial Church – Brandon Napoli

What would your community look like without churches? Without entrepreneurship? Between 4,000 and 7,000 churches close their doors every year. There has been 44 percent decline in new business startups, through all industries, between 1978 and 2012. These trends have led sacred places and entrepreneurs, two seemingly mutually exclusive pillars of society, to become symbiotic. […]

Danny Kim – How to get downloads from God

From the example of George Washington Carver who was able to get a “download” from God to innovate the secrets of the peanut, how can we as technology, business and education professionals get downloads from God? This session will provide personal examples from a 30 year old tech startup working with the largest companies in […]

Tim Brown – Discrimination hurts: The effect of discrimination on the development of chronic pain

This talk presents an examination of the hypothesis that psychological distress due to perceived discrimination can result in chronic pain, where perceived discrimination is based on age, gender, race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, height/weight, religion, and other characteristics. Using a sample of 1,908 individuals from the two most recent waves (2004–2006 and 2013–2014) of panel […]