Category Archives: Poverty

COMPASSION: The Noun That Used to Be a Verb

Compassion doesn’t mean what it used to. Not in Western cultures, at least. One hundred fifty years ago compassion was a verb. The term meant “to compassionate, i.e., to join with in passion.”[1]  Today, compassion is a noun. It has been … Continue reading

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African Leader Chris Ampadu Wins WORLD Recognition

Years ago I had the privilege of meeting Chris Ampadu in Ghana, West Africa and mentoring him in the DNA messages. So I’m happy to point you to this story about WORLD’s recognition of Chris’s wholistic ministry in a needy part of the … Continue reading

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The Three Deadliest Words in the World …

“It’s a girl.” We’ve written many times about the evil of gendercide, including our all-time most read post, Gendercide: The War on Baby Girls. Other popular posts related to this subject include One Courageous Response to Gendercide – The War Against Females and On … Continue reading

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Why Compassion Must Begin With a Call to Repentance

As a country pursues a shift in worldview, language and culture will change as well. These changes then lead to a shift in policies and practices of compassion. This process can be pictured as Paradigm → Principles → Policies → … Continue reading

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One Courageous Response to Gendercide – The War Against Females, Part 1 of 2

by Gary Brumbelow and Darrow Miller Over 20 years ago, Dr. Ted Yamamori, the President of Food for the Hungry International, was walking through a refugee camp in Ethiopia. He heard the unmistakable cry of an infant struggling for life. … Continue reading

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EFFECTIVE COMPASSION: Seven Proven Principles

Marvin Olasky is Editor-in-Chief of World Magazine and author of multiple books, including The Tragedy of American Compassion which has been especially influential in DNA circles. Marvin was the keynote speaker at the March 3 DNA benefit dinner in Phoenix. He has graciously … Continue reading

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A Response to a Reader … Why So Much Heat?

My recent post Why So Much Heat About Social Justice? Part 2 generated such a thoughtful comment from a reader that I want to use a new post to respond. Thanks, Steve, for taking the time to write. Your remarks suggest that we have a … Continue reading

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What Exactly Do You Mean By “Social Justice?”

The phrase “social justice” has made a surprising comeback within Evangelical circles in the past few years. But what exactly do people mean when they use this phrase? For some, it  simply means helping the poor in general, but I’ve found that … Continue reading

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The Villars Statement: Looking at Relief and Development from a Biblical Worldview

Almost a quarter century ago a group of scholars, relief and development practitioners, and missionaries gathered near L’Abri Fellowship in Villars, Switzerland, to discuss, debate, and reflect on the state of global hunger and poverty and the Christian response to … Continue reading

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Economic Freedom: What Does it Look Like on the Street?

Chris Wassell recently sent me the brief video below. I thought well worth passing on to our readers. The video shows the contrast between countries with the greatest economic freedom and those with the least. It shows very clearly how true … Continue reading

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