Opinion | Discipleship
How Government Support Saved Me
Signing up for food stamps changed my view of poverty in America.
Opinion | Discipleship. How Government Support Saved Me. Signing up for food stamps changed my view of poverty in America. DL Mayfield. @d_l_mayfield
excerpt | Discipleship
God’s Ministry of Disappointment
In pain and confusion, I’m finding that God is, indeed, close to the brokenhearted.
As I sit in that tension, my heart still wants to believe in the God whose love is found in prosperity and poverty, in answers and in questions, in disappointment and in miracles.
Reporting | Discipleship
Why Even Pessimists Can Embrace Hope
A social psychologist explains why fear and hope often work as a team.
It's a very discouraging field to be in. You teach courses on the psychology of consumerism, the psychology of poverty, and on love, altruism, and forgiveness.
interview | Family
The Three Myths of Cohabitation
Sociologist Bradford Wilcox reports the surprising results of his new international study on cohabitation and its impact on kids.
How does this new study, along with past studies, impact our understanding of global poverty and efforts to alleviate that poverty? Although family structure
Opinion | Church
Get Thee to a Swanky Tourist Trap
What missions-oriented evangelicals gain from seeing the richer side of a poorer country.
You might leave the country with no idea that my favorite coffee shop existed. And you might think of Rwanda simply as a country full of poverty-stricken people who lack basic needs.
Opinion | Discipleship
God, Are You There?
Even in our poverty, God always seemed to provide.
Opinion | Discipleship. God, Are You There? Even in our poverty, God always seemed to provide. A Small Miracle. We knew poverty, the sting of not being socially accepted.
Reporting | Discipleship
5 Female Change Makers
Meet the nonprofit leaders featured in our special issue.
inner-city Dallas. In a community in which gang involvement and poverty were endemic, many young people were unable to flourish in school. “I was
How Mother Teresa Changed Missions
Every outreach-oriented believer should know the secret of the 'Saint of Calcutta.'
(Most standard poverty measures assess wellbeing solely in terms of “neutral” social Of course, feelings of social isolation, indignity, and shame may arise because of economic poverty.
Opinion | Pop Culture
In Defense of Clutter
What to do about privilege, poverty, and piles of stuff.
What to do about privilege, poverty, and piles of stuff. Most of my life I believed that whatever God-given mental acumen I had could compensate for growing up in poverty.
Beth Moore: There’s No Place Like Houston
My hometown is diverse, strong, and faithful. After Harvey, it will never be the same.
We're a long shot from ideal. There's crime, of course, like you'd find in any city with our girth. There's poverty and much that pleads to be done to relieve it.
Opinion | Pop Culture
Faith Meets the Entrepreneurial SpiritSubscriber access only
Crowdfunding pioneer Jessica Jackley discusses the redemptive, poverty-fighting work of microfinance.
Crowdfunding pioneer Jessica Jackley discusses the redemptive, poverty-fighting work of microfinance. Opinion | Pop Culture. Faith Meets the Entrepreneurial Spirit.
Opinion | Discipleship
God Does Help Those Who Help ThemselvesSubscriber access only
A look at poverty solutions that engage the poor.
God Does Help Those Who Help Themselves. A look at poverty solutions that engage the poor. The war against poverty depends, at least in part, on the poor helping themselves.
Opinion | Church
How It Became So Easy to Ignore the PoorSubscriber access only
Growing income inequality and economic segregation have insulated our privilege.
eye and say hello. Now an educated, married professional, I realize that the social divide between those in poverty and me has grown. It takes more
excerpt | Discipleship
Why Evangelism Requires Both Logic and Loveliness
An apologist argues that beauty and imagination are key to faith formation.
middle-class or poor. It can be a fruitful reminder to us all of our own genuine poverty of spirit. We all come to God with empty hands. The fact that the
Opinion | Church
The Lie Poverty Tells UsSubscriber access only
It’s hard for the poor to see that we are not our poverty… but not for Jesus.
Opinion | Church. The Lie Poverty Tells Us. It's hard for the poor to see that we are not our poverty… but not for Jesus. This poverty is mine. It is who I am. I am the sum of my poverty.
Opinion | Discipleship
How Discipleship Is Transforming Nairobi, One Woman at a Time
Women in urban East Africa face challenges that are both unique and universal.
Economic disempowerment. After high school, many women get caught in the vicious crush of poverty and don't have sufficient funds to pursue education.
Opinion | Discipleship
How to Counter the Economic Argument for Abortion
To provide a persuasive alternative, the church must offer holistic, long-term support.
Meanwhile, the Christian Community Development Association is embedded in many communities to address the systemic injustices, including chronic poverty, that drive young women
Opinion | Discipleship
What Feminism Owes to the Protestant Reformation
Listening to marginalized voices isn’t a liberal or a conservative idea—it’s a fundamentally Christian one.
may be understood as a gift of perception and expression potentially available to all people—not only women but also people of color and people living in poverty—which sometimes
Reporting | Family
Pew: Black Protestants Show Strongest Support for Paid Maternity Leave
A look into Christian views on paid leave and how the church can help new parents.
reflects to their tendency to feel “less supported” or “left behind” in a society still reeling from racial injustice, according to Lisa Robinson, a Christian blogger and anti-poverty advocate in
Opinion | Pop Culture
Common Ground for Christians and Common CoreSubscriber access only
A teacher’s perspective on how higher standards serve poor students.
And, all too often, we forget the millions of students in poverty whose need for reform might be greater than our own. It makes sense to begin by clarifying the idea of standards.