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Christianity and the Debate about Homelessness

Jul 3, 2019 4:49:36 PM

With homelessness front and center in the public forum of late, Christians have a strong contribution to make. We believe in some radically counter-culture ideas, and make no mistake, those ideas and the Person behind them have power. The challenge is to hold to God’s truth – all of it – to saturate ourselves in it, look at its implications and allow our outlook and behavior to be changed by it. That takes daily diligence.

Let’s consider two biblical ideas that are sometimes used as weapons by opposite sides of this debate.

Running on the Road to Recovery

Jun 26, 2019 12:34:00 PM

Running is much more than physical exercise for the residents in UGM Women's Recovery, who are training for a half-marathon in September.

The Real Poverty of Relationships

Jun 19, 2019 8:48:23 AM

Nicholas Walker had prestige, respect, and power. But it was empty without real, loving relationships.

It Won’t Be Different This Time

Jun 12, 2019 9:17:15 AM

For some of us who have made progress in our recovery, we're tempted to go back, saying it will be different this time. And it is, until it isn’t.

Cleaning up Homeless Encampments

Jun 5, 2019 11:59:14 AM

The goal of Spokane's new homeless encampment approach is two-sided: to clean up the camps and to provide help to those who need and want it.

3 Ways Student Impact Gives Kids a Family

May 29, 2019 4:12:56 PM

Having a dozen teenagers over 3 nights a week, the Student Impact Center interns know what they're in for. But when you're a family, you do what it takes.

Does Poverty Cause Homelessness?

May 22, 2019 9:06:34 AM

Treating symptoms without correctly identifying the cause can be fatal. If we're going to end homelessness, we have to solve the right problem.

Juvenile Detention: Discovering God as Father

May 16, 2019 10:31:35 AM

She was taken from her drug-addicted mom and put into foster care. She's been on the streets since she was 10. She was scared to relinquish control

Absolutely, Positively the #1 Best Thing at UGM Camp

May 8, 2019 4:05:08 PM

It isn't outdoor games, swimming, river tubing, fishing or archery: The best thing about UGM Camp is relationships.

Silenced by Anxiety, Freed in Recovery

May 2, 2019 3:31:59 PM

Patty’s a self-described alcoholic. But sobriety isn’t what her recovery is all about. It’s about finding a new way to live, to think, to overcome her anxiety.