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Toward Better Relief and Development

Oct 22, 2019 10:50:59 AM

Last week, we posted Pastor John Repsold’s explanation of the differences between relief and development when it comes to addressing homelessness. Here are Repsold’s suggestions on practical steps we can take as service providers, decision-makers and community members to practice relief and development effectively in our community.

Is Housing the Answer to Homelessness?

Jul 10, 2019 12:45:15 PM

Homelessness doesn't begin with a lack of housing. Most of the time, it begins with a lack of healthy relationships.

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.

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.

Does God Hate the Rich?

Feb 10, 2017 11:23:23 AM

Does God's particular tender care for the poor mean he doesn't love the rich? What is the biblical way to see rich and poor?

The Year in Review: How Did God Show His Love for the Poor in 2013?

Dec 31, 2013 3:49:00 PM

A Look Back: How did God show his love for the poor in 2013.