Tagged: poor

A Charleston Lament

by Marg Herder I wish I could make the world safe For people Black people LGBTQ people Muslim people Impoverished people Incarcerated people Mentally ill people The list goes on and on It’s almost...

Mary and Money

by Paul Alexander Jesus’ mom rocks. In Luke 1, Mary has the nerve to say that, because God is at work in the world, “The hungry have been filled with good things and the...

Keeping Food in Focus: Protecting SNAP

by Jennifer Pedzinski What are life’s basic necessities? What are the three things we all need in order to survive? Most of us will have the same answers—food, shelter, and clothing—and most of us...

Where Are Our “Christ Rooms”?

by Heidi Unruh In a nation wracked with depression after the collapse of the stock market and banking system, as millions suffered unemployment, hunger and homelessness, Dorothy Day co-founded the Catholic Worker movement. In...

Learning from the Least of These

by Christine Jeske Isaiah 61, the passage Jesus read in the temple at the start of his ministry, is often sited as motivation for action among the poor and disempowered. “The Lord has anointed...

“The Suburban Christian” by Al Hsu

Reviewed by Connally Gilliam The Suburban Christian: Finding Spiritual Vitality in the Land of Plenty is part apologetic on behalf of believers living in the suburbs and part prophetic call to these same suburban...

Vote Vida

by Megan Cox I barely slept on the night of November 2. The election results were startling, appalling. I knew that people in my church and in churches around the country would be ecstatically...