Category Archives: Poverty

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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Why Wealth is Better Than Riches

The Wall Street Journal recently published an article by Allan Meltzer (A Welfare State or a Start-up Nation) which raises an issue deeper than tax-code revision and other mechanical differences between welfare states and start-up nations. Mr. Meltzer is speaking to a worldview issue … Continue reading

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The Visible Results of the Gospel

About ten years ago I began to feel restless about the work of the missionary organization I was part of. To be sure, there was lots to be happy about. We had dedicated missionaries very effective at building relationships in … Continue reading

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Life Expectancy and the Economic Effect of the Protestant Reformation … Who Knew?

Perhaps few people are aware of the powerful impact the Protest Reformation had on life expectancy in Europe. Prior to the 16th century European Reformation, virtually the entire world was poor including all of Europe. Andrew Bernstein, adjunct professor of … Continue reading

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More Spending, More Doing?

Marvin Olasky, editor of WORLD, recently pointed out that yes, increased charitable giving is essential to attacking poverty, but without the transformation of cultures, money is not enough. In his column, The Promise and the Overpromise, Mr. Olasky referenced one … Continue reading

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