The church–an employment agency?


What if we spent the same amount of time, effort, and resources helping a man or woman find and keep a job as we do handing out clothes on a Saturday morning? What would that do? [Read more...]

Relationships and generational poverty


One-way giving is no proof of interest in another person’s welfare. Relationships are real compassion. Suffering with our poor brothers and sisters through life together is the only real solution to end the cycle of generational poverty. [Read more...]

What would God’s March Madness look like?

March Madness 2012 in Lawrence, KS.

What better way to honor the Risen Lord than to serve His people? [Read more...]

Job’s complaints and our work


Not every church is fully equipped to help people handle work-related difficulties. Is this an area where churches need to improve? [Read more...]

The need for social capital

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How foolish if we think we must provide for ourselves before we can afford to take time for God and the society of his people. The truth is that we cannot provide for ourselves except by the grace of God’s generosity and the mutual work of his community. [Read more...]

The church and those who cannot work


If the close-knit members of the Thessalonian church had a hard time discerning who among them was worthy to receive financial support, imagine how much more difficult it is for a far-flung modern city, province or nation. [Read more...]