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
Hiding the Full Truth from Kids Is Often Healthy
As our children come of age, how do we talk about the brutal realities of a broken world?
Fraser. “That tale is different from the one she wrote. It is an adult story of poverty, struggle, and reinvention—a great American drama in three acts.”. In
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.
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
Charles Dickens Still Haunts Christmas
How a 19th-century story informs the modern holiday spirit.
interest and generosity. Visitations from the “ghosts of Christmas past” make stark the relational and moral poverty of Scrooge's wealthy life. Rather than
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.
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.
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.
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.
Faith Meets the Entrepreneurial Spirit
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.
God Does Help Those Who Help Themselves
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.
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 It Became So Easy to Ignore the Poor
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
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.
The Lie Poverty Tells Us
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.
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.
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
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
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