There Shall Be No Poor Among You: Maybe Capitalism Doesn’t Work Afterall

One of my New Year’s resolutions is to study the book of Deuteronomy. If I break all of the other things that I have on my list (which exists in my mind, not on paper by the way) I really want to see this one through. As I have grown in my social justice awareness, …

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Not ‘Either Or’ But ‘Both And’ and More

I believe that the Bible is the unadulterated Word of God. Inspired by the Holy Spirit, it carries the power to instruct us in the way that we should go, rebuke us when we have fallen short of the glory of God, and teach us every other thing in between. A book of such significance …

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Choosing to Stand for Justice (Part 1)

"If you don't stand for something, you will fall for anything." Although I am sure that we are all familiar with this quote and the principles that it teaches, it necessitates repeating. All too often we find ourselves standing for things that are not godly and not even good things, probably because someone told us …

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A Pair of Shoes that Never Wear Out

This summer like weather that we have been having over the last week has totally thrown me off. Don't get me wrong, I am enjoying it - as opposed to subzero temps and mounds of snow that I can barely walk through. I was just not prepared to put away the boots and sweaters, and start pulling out the summer dresses and flip flops. But at least I had stuff to pull out, meaning I don't have to run out and go shopping for myself this season.

Reclaiming the Church

One of the most wonderful things that I learned and came to really understand while working for Bread for the World was the importance of backing my faith up with my actions. My belief and trust in Jesus should work itself out in my behavior and not just in church attendance, reading the Bible and …

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