Systemic Oppression: Understanding the Nature of Poverty in the U.S.

I still remember the first time I left the United States for a country other than Canada. The year was 2000 and I had just finished the 11th grade. After getting through the Y2K craze that year and all of the fearmongering that went with it (whatever were we thinking), I decided that I wanted …

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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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I Don’t Care About the Poor and Other Stories About Injustice

I recently came across an old journal entry of mine from the spring of 2006. For the majority of the piece, I rambled on and on about what I can only describe as nonsense. But right towards the end I wrote these words “I don’t care about the poor.” For many people who know me …

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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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