Tagged: poverty

Losing at Monopoly: Blessed Are the Meek

By Scott Bessenecker What if there were secret rules to the game of Monopoly, hidden to the greedy, the arrogant and the power-hungry? What if things like giving away property, loaning money at low...

Will the Poor Always Be With Us?

By Bryant Myers One sometimes hears Christians, tired with the news of poverty and exploitation around the world, try to deflect the news by reminding us that Jesus said, “The poor will always be...

On Violence

By Jacques Ellul Unless Christians fulfill their prophetic role, unless they become the advocates and defenders of the truly poor, witness to their misery, then, infallibly, violence will suddenly break out. In one way...

The Jesus Revolution

by Brian Zahnd You say you want a revolution Well, you know, we all want to change the world —The Beatles During the heady days of the Jesus Movement there was a pervasive conviction...

Be Curious, not Cool

And 16 other pieces of life-affirming advice to young people from Ken Burns by J. Nicole Morgan Ken Burns gave the commencement speech at Stanford University in June. Addressing our current political climate, he...