Monthly Archives: February 2012

Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani

Iranian pastor, Youcef Nadarkhani, has been sentenced to death for converting to Christianity. Pastor Nadarkhani has been in prison since October of 2009. But recent reports say the order for his execution have been finalized. This is in spite of … Continue reading

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Jobs For Life

In October of 2010 I had the privilege of attending the Christian Community Development Association conference in Indianopolis, IN. One of the workshops I attended at the conference was hosted by a ministry called Jobs for Life. During that workshop … Continue reading

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Some People Don’t Get it

I live in Williamson County, Tennessee (Franklin, TN). Williamson County is the wealthiest county in Tennessee and in the top 20 wealthiest counties in the United States.  However, in spite of the county’s wealth, many families live at or below the poverty … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Gleaning

The Old Testament law of gleaning is a beautiful example of how to help people in need without becoming enablers. Listen to the Law of the Lord: “When you reap the harvest of your land, do not reap to the … Continue reading

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Who Are the Poor? (part 2)

I did not intend to write a part two, but since my last blog, I have been thinking more and more about the question, Who are the poor? As stated in part 1, the poor are the people in our … Continue reading

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Who Are the Poor?

“If you don’t stir things up, the people on the bottom get burned.” Who are the poor in our society? Who are the voiceless? Who are the ones we are to be standing up for, seeking justice? Who are those … Continue reading

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Bass Reeves

Have you ever heard of Bass Reeves?  He was stationed out of Fort Smith under Judge Isaac Parker (the “hanging judge”), as a Deputy U.S. Marshal, in the Indian Territory of Oklahoma in the late 1800s. Some have argued that … Continue reading

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