The story of the Mennonite colonists who settled in a harsh region of Paraguay powerfully demonstrates how God enables humans to use their own imagination, courage, and hard work to transform desolation into abundance.
The Forest in the Seed (also a DNA book) is a powerful teaching that helps people see beyond the closed-system economic mentality of materialistic cultures. It offers a biblical perspective on resources and development. Download this PowerPoint presentation and customize … Continued
This is an excerpt (chapter 11) from If Jesus Were Mayor. Kingdom Mathematics acknowledges that: When we give our weakness to God, He multiplies it. He turns our weakness into strength. He often chooses the weak, poor and insignificant–the opposite … Continued
The Development Ethic was written in 1988 and was published as chapter six in the book Christian Relief and Development: Developing Workers for Effective Ministry, edited by Edgar J. Elliston (Word, Incorporated, 1989). This paper later provided the outline for … Continued
Fifty years after President Lyndon Johnson launched his War on Poverty, we have little if any progress to show for it. In fact, some would say poverty has been exacerbated. Why? We have acted as if poverty were caused by … Continued
This article from Christianity Today magazine shows how areas where Protestant missionaries had a significant presence in the past are, on average, more economically developed today with comparatively better health, lower infant mortality, lower corruption, greater literacy, higher educational attainment … Continued
As an outcome of the Uganda CBCT training done by Transforming Nations Alliance (TNA) in partnership with the Disciple Nations Alliance, women in one district of northern Uganda have formed a poverty fighting group called “Unity is Strength.” Their campaign … Continued