November 8, 2015.Reading time 5 minutes.
[Tweet “Why dig a well when it would be most helpful to have running water instead?”] If you drive through rural communities of El Salvador, and many other countries around the world, you are bound to see what I call a Development Monument. Sadly, however, the projects are no longer being used for what they […] Read More
November 2, 2015.Reading time 3 minutes.
“Men at ease have contempt for those who are suffering misfortune” Job 12:5 American evangelicals are quick to serve the poor. But in our hurry to help, are we doing the right things to help alleviate poverty? We are conditioned to respond to crisis quickly, or to use popular methods that appear to be “the […] Read More
February 1, 2015.Reading time 7 minutes.
We’re all familiar with Aesop’s fable “The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse”, which Beatrix Potters later adapted and popularized as “The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse”. While written in their day to extoll the virtues of simple, peaceful country living, the idiom could easily be adapted to portray today’s conversations about the disparity between urban […] Read More
October 31, 2013.Reading time 3 minutes.
Islam and Christianity have long been at odds as two dominant expansionary world religions, but geography has allowed some distance between the two faiths. As population increases and our world becomes more globalized, it is inevitable that the two religions will be swept toward each other with its devotees forced to face off not […] Read More