God’s Mayor in Guatemala
Fighting cartels, disease, and poverty, Mayor Jeaneth Ordoñez presides over a safe haven in an otherwise violent region.
Fighting cartels, disease, and poverty, Mayor Jeaneth Ordoñez presides over a safe haven in an otherwise violent region. Reporting. God's Mayor in Guatemala.
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How Government Support Saved Me
Signing up for food stamps changed my view of poverty in America.
How Government Support Saved Me. Signing up for food stamps changed my view of poverty in America. DL Mayfield. @d_l_mayfield Facebook. Image: Prixel Creative / Lightstock.
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.
Opinion | Family
Love Your Neighbor as Yourself—And Bring Your Kids Along
Raising children to love like Jesus did.
Raising children to love like Jesus did.
She Shaped Me: 10 Exemplars of Faith
Christian leaders reflect on the women from history who’ve influenced them.
Raybon notes that though Mother Teresa is not without her critics, “she inspired others to see the poor and their poverty, taking a vow of poverty herself and living it.
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I Grew Up with Black Household Help
How I’m learning to name both the injustice and goodness of my childhood in the South.
even deprivation. Beyond the ways my own life was limited by those boundaries, the goodness of my childhood was built upon the poverty of others. I
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 | 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.
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How Christians Can Take the Lead with Paid Family Leave
A new report from the Center for Public Justice offers guiding principles for how church communities, policy makers, and employers can put pro-family beliefs into action.
beyond. Many clients grew up in poverty, steeped in trauma and abuse. But director Susan Leon said she's impressed by the young parents' resilience.
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Junk for Jesus
Scripture invites us to give our firstfruits, not our fourthfruits.
Many of the people in our community live in the daily crisis of poverty, and many have been through more trauma and suffering by their tenth birthday than I will go through in my entire
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Get Thee a Flawed Wife
A letter of encouragement—and realism—to Christian men considering marriage.
When we marry, we do so understanding that our spouse's fittedness for a particular task will be challenged by sickness, poverty, confusion, depression, childbirth, unemployment
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.
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In Defense of ClutterSubscriber access only
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.
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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.
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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.
Violence Against Women Begins in the Womb
Why female feticide threatens the social order.
Selective abortion used to be seen as a problem of poverty—where parents of large families could not afford more children and aborted the less economically productive offspring—but
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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
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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
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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.
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Mother Mary Is a Sanctuary—and So Are We
Annunciation Day invites us to be vessels of Christ in the world.
When Mary says yes to bearing Christ, she is intruded upon by God, deeply wounded by the Holy Spirit, and brought into the deepest poverty by the preposterous words of an angel.
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