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  • Apr 13, 2021COVID-19

    Surprising Ways 2020 Disruptions Have Led to Relational Innovations

    Marriage and families are creating something new during the pandemic
    Surprising Ways 2020 Disruptions Have Led to Relational Innovations

    2020 was one of, if not the most stressful, disappointing, and disruptive years on record. We lost jobs and said goodbye (remotely) to friends and family members. As office buildings and schools closed, we created work spaces in the ...

  • Musician David Gungor of the Brilliance on Rediscovering Christian Imagination

    In both in art and peacemaking, sometimes we have to be comfortable with dissonances
    Musician David Gungor of the Brilliance on Rediscovering Christian Imagination
    Questions we had for David in this episode:

    Tell us about the song and iInspiration behind "Turning Over Tables," the theme song for our podcast?

    1. Can you unpack the relationship between imagination, faith, and discipleship?

  • Apr 11, 2021Devotional

    Faithfully and Boldly Following Christ in the Face of Opposition

    Putting God’s agenda of redemption above our own
    Faithfully and Boldly Following Christ in the Face of Opposition

    As students at the Humanitarian Disaster Institute, we have studied the story of Nehemiah as an example of people of faith engaged in social work as a community. His leadership, faithfulness, and trust in the Lord has set an example ...

  • Apr 9, 2021Disasters

    Pursuing a Career in Disaster Response? Here's the Insider Advice You Need

    This generation has survived a unique season of disruption and is especially motivated to reduce suffering caused by disasters, according to a 20 year expert.
    Pursuing a Career in Disaster Response? Here's the Insider Advice You Need

    I wish a program like Wheaton’s M.A. in Humanitarian & Disaster Leadership had existed 20+ years ago. At that time, I had no idea that some day I would lead a company focused on global disaster risk reduction and emergency ...

  • Apr 8, 2021COVID-19

    Join Us: Encourage Evangelicals to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine

    Learn more about a faithful Christian response to conversations about COVID-19 vaccines and how to equip others to take action.
    Join Us: Encourage Evangelicals to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine

    Evangelicals who get vaccinated against COVID-19 demonstrate their love of neighbors, care for the most vulnerable, and protect our own bodies. However, a recent study shows that white Evangelicals are less likely to get vaccinated ...

  • I'm a Refugee. Here's Why I Started Hating the Volunteers That Helped Us.

    Q&A with Chong Bee Vang on resettlement, empowerment, and why all ministry has to start with relationship.
    I'm a Refugee. Here's Why I Started Hating the Volunteers That Helped Us.

    BETTER SAMARITAN: Do you remember the day that you arrived in the U.S.?

    CHONG: I was four years old when I arrived in the United States in August of 1980. I remember our experience of traveling to the US. When we were at the airport ...

  • Parents, You Are Blessing Your Kids When You Get the COVID-19 Vaccination

    Mom and Dad,

    We know you would rather not deal with this. Nearly half of you, in fact. Forty-five percent of white evangelicals surveyed last month said they definitely or probably will not get the vaccine. In fact, nearly 60 percent ...

  • The Simple Reason Colombia Welcomed 1.7 Million Venezuelans

    What I learned about neighboring at the Simon Bolivar International Bridge
    The Simple Reason Colombia Welcomed 1.7 Million Venezuelans

    I have worked at Compassion International for nearly ten years in the complementary intervention space. We focus on needs like disaster response, water sanitation and hygiene, income generation, and vocational training. If you are ...

  • Apr 5, 2021Disasters

    It's Tornado Season. Spiritual First Aid Can Help Those Serving Victims

    Try this new method developed by the Humanitarian Disaster Institute when administering crisis care
    It's Tornado Season. Spiritual First Aid Can Help Those Serving Victims

    As the Marketing & Communications Leader for the Humanitarian Disaster Institute at Wheaton College, it is my actual job to share the benefits of Spiritual First Aid with you and the world. This is a role I absolutely love and ...

  • Apr 4, 2021Disasters

    Can Easter Contain Our Lament?

    Celebrating Easter in the midst of joy and pain
    Can Easter Contain Our Lament?

    Over the last two years, Easter has taken on a different meaning in Sri Lanka. As we approach the holiday on our calendars once again, the memory of Easter 2019 remains fresh and raw in our minds. That horrifying and bloody Sunday ...