Every week, we cull a brief list of some of our favorite articles of the week. In today’s #FaithandCulture Reading, we highlight important articles from Walter Strickland, Bruce Ashford, Miguel Echeverria, Stacy Singh and Joe Carter.
Poverty is pervasive in our fallen world, and it has many origins, as we saw in a recent post. How, then, can we best minister to the poor? We cannot offer a comprehensive answer to such a broad question, not when each instance of poverty is unique and needs to be addressed individually. Yet we… Read More
When I boarded my jet for Kenya in 2015, I couldn’t wait to arrive at the Nairobi slums and get busy. Many people there needed help. I was prepared to visit, assess the needs and figure out what I could do. The need was overwhelming, but I’m a fixer — and I was armed and… Read More
Picture this: In the midst of a busy workday, you use your lunch hour to run errands and check some items off your never-ending list of to-dos. Along the way, you encounter a person holding a sign that says, “Need work. Please help.” This sort of encounter forces us to grapple with the reality of poverty… Read More
What causes someone to remain consistently poor? Is it luck? Is it some inherent lack of ability to earn more? Or, is it having the wrong mindset? In a recent opinion article in The New York Times, columnist Emily Badger takes Ben Carson, the head of the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development, to… Read More