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A Matter of Justice: My Journey towards Gender Equality

Recently I ran across this article in the Tennessean: “Should wives submit? Debate resurges in some Christian circles” My initial response was to shake my head and think, “Are we really still dealing with this?” My follow up thought though … Continue reading

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Avoid Doing More Harm than Good: 4 Questions to Ask

For those of us involved in humanitarian efforts and seeking good social change in this world, there is perhaps nothing more frustrating or even devastating than to realize a project we initiated, a grant we enabled or even a mission … Continue reading

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In Defense of Philanthropy

Recently, I have been a part of several conversations that were genuinely wrestling with the question, “Is philanthropy actually a distraction from what is truly needed in our world and therefore harmful?” The argument goes something like this: “In order … Continue reading

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Autumn’s Chill

Autumn’s chill has slumbered in An earthy, seasoned welcome. Interrupting bustling distractions With steadying solace. Whiffs of childhood are in its company A poignant, memorable interlude. A gentle nodding to brevity and rhythm Crisp, sentimental cadence. ~Lance Robinson, October 3, … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with nice people?

“Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?” The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.” Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.” … Continue reading

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Reflections on Isaac’s Life

In the aftermath of Haiti’s devastating earthquake, I spent three and half weeks in both Haiti and the Dominican Republic involved in the relief efforts. This was, needless to say, a life-changing experience in which I encountered countless stories of … Continue reading

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