What's a #Hashbadge?
A Hashbadge is a visualized hashtag. I have fun designing each badge in the series in collaboration with my wife, Alicia (a social media expert). The Hashbadge series features select hashtags representing themes, ideas and conversations from around the world.
Feel free to save a Hashbadge to your computer or device and use it in your social media posts.
I designed this first Hashbadge in collaboration with Alicia not to pick a side, but to declare a belief: All lives matter. All colors. All kinds. Always. It's this designer's contribution to a nationwide conversation.
There are some great thoughts and ideas shared each Thursday on social media—especially on Twitter. Alicia and I wanted to commemorate the #ThursdayThoughts hashtag and celebrate the sharing of knowledge with a Hashbadge.
I love the Summer Olympics. There’s something about cheering on a team alongside a nation that’s deeply energizing. But this year, what I’m charged by most is how a few USA athletes are using the achievements of their  profession to do some professing. 
Athletes like divers David Boudia and Steele Johnson who insisted that their identity is in Christ and not their great achievements. 
Athletes like track runner Brianna Rollins who shared a determination to keep God first and let Him guide her and her team—her team who achieved a historic sweep of the women’s 100m hurdles winning gold, silver and bronze.
Athletes like Abbey D’Agostino who, in perhaps my favorite moment of faith-fueled athleticism, turned to help New Zealand competitor, Nikki Hamblin get up and continue the race after the two collided during the 5000m event. When asked on NBC’s Today Show where that kindness comes from, Abbey said, “…I don’t think that was me. I think that was literally the Spirit of God in me…”
I designed this #Olympics Hashbadge to commemorate the courage of faithful US athletes whose stories have inspired thoughts and sparked conversations worldwide. Congratulations to you all. You are my Hebrews 12:1
On Sunday, August 14, 2016, one of my favorite DJs, a major contributor to the refinement of Christ-centered Hip Hop music, died. To his fans he was DJ Official. To his family, Nelson Chu. To his friends, Fish.

To me, DJ Official was one of the first few artists who inspired me to clean my collection of hip hop music and illuminate a section of my heart that I kept hidden from God.

He did that with “ENTERMISSION,” an all-star album that widened my eyes to the discovery of quality beats and skilled artists I didn’t think existed. One lyric-laced track after another, DJ Official showed me how this faith-fueled sub genre of hip-hop was redeeming a culture for Christ. “Chisel Me” brought me to a deeper posture of surrender. “Get Busy” motivated me to keep laboring for The Lord. “Not My Own” gave me perspective and a functional, missional-minded understanding of Scripture.

DJ Official showed me that hip hop music mindfully made by Christians can be, in the truest sense, good. I thank him for that revelation.

He leaves a family in this world—Teresa and their two daughters (11 and 6). Buy ENTERMISSION; 100% of the proceeds will go to Teresa and the girls. Me, soon as I can, I’m buying the vinyl.

Album: https://reach.merchline.com/collections/music/products/dj-official-entermission

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