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
The Old Testament story of Ruth shows how the dignity of work is a powerful solution to poverty. This ancient historical account demonstrates that poverty is driven by cultural lies, including the lie that work is a curse.
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
Many Christians rightly care about social justice—feeding the poor, clothing the naked, sheltering the homeless, and seeking justice in the public square—and the Bible provides a framework, or worldview, through which we must do this work of service.