• Feb 27, 2021COVID-19, Video

    Choosing Solidarity

    In the era of COVID-19, what does it mean to be 'in this together'?
    Choosing Solidarity

    During this pandemic, we've heard two phrases consistently: "We're all in this together" and "we'll never be the same." Sandra breaks down these phrases from a Christian perspective and shares how we ...

  • Feb 26, 2021COVID-19, Development

    Christianity Is Not Just Doing, but Being.

    Wheaton College M.A. student reflects on COVID ministry in Liberia
    Christianity Is Not Just Doing, but Being.

    We need to ask ourselves a few questions as we engage in building a better ‘Jericho’ road.

    Martin Burber, the Jewish theologian, said: “We treat people as ‘it’ when we use them as means to an end or as ...

  • Feb 25, 2021Research

    What Is a Mixed Christian?

    Our ethnicity isn’t the most defining part of us, but it points back to Christ.
    What Is a Mixed Christian?

    So let me ask the proverbial question: What are you?

    Are you “half and half ”?

    One-sixteenth Choctaw? One-fourth Sioux?

    Do you have one drop of African blood?

    Are you “simply” Black? Persian? South Asian? Pacific ...

  • Loving My Neighbor—by Releasing My Grip

    Letting go of the things the things that, without even realizing it, limit my capacity to love my neighbors.
    Loving My Neighbor—by Releasing My Grip

    One day, upon leaving a store, my roommate Rebekah stopped to chat with a young couple begging for money. She learned their names, where they’d come from in the world before immigrating to Canada, and that they were expecting ...

  • Feb 23, 2021COVID-19, Disasters

    Climate Care as Neighbor Care?

    Environmentalist Ben Lowe explains why we end up in a toxic and abusive relationship with the rest of creation.
    Climate Care as Neighbor Care?

    How did you first get involved as an advocate for environmental concerns?

    I first got involved through my time as an undergrad at Wheaton College. As a pastor’s kid, I grew up in church, first in Singapore, where I’m originally ...

  • Feb 22, 2021Interviews

    Do We Shave the Edges off of MLK?

    Conversation with black history scholar Peniel Joseph on King’s shift from radical to revolutionary
    Do We Shave the Edges off of MLK?

    This Black History Month, the Better Samaritan sits down to talk about the sermon that inspires our theme.

    Join us for a conversation with Dr. Peniel Joseph of the University of Texas at Austin to discuss King’s sermon, "On ...

  • As We Were

    How easy it is to see only our own needs.
    As We Were
    Bible Verse: Deuteronomy 10:18-19

    18 He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the foreigner residing among you, giving them food and clothing. 19 And you are to love those who are foreigners, for you yourselves ...

  • Feb 20, 2021COVID-19, Development

    Building Community and Advocating for the Vulnerable

    When discussing justice, the first thing we have to do is listen.
    Building Community and Advocating for the Vulnerable

    How can we look out for those who are vulnerable because of poverty or racism? How can we become good neighbors and faithful witnesses of Christ, but also take deep breaths as leaders to stay strong and healthy? Pastor and leader ...

  • We Should All Follow Uganda’s Lead in Refugee Hosting

    A community that recovered from decades of trauma is now helping neighboring refugees currently suffering from war.
    We Should All Follow Uganda’s Lead in Refugee Hosting

    *This is the second of a two-part series by Dennis Kilama, who survived more than two decades of violence by the Lord’s Resistance Army in Uganda.

    Yesterday, Dennis wrote about his personal experience surviving, healing and now ...

  • Drawing Strength From Our Scars

    Trauma from the Lord’s Resistance Army Left a Scar on my Heart... But Now I Use My Scars to Help Others.
    Drawing Strength From Our Scars

    For 22 years our family lived in fear. My life was bitter and painful. I hated life; I could not imagine going through another day because of fear of an attack from Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army, which traumatized ...