The purpose of the Psalm 139 Project is to save the lives of the most vulnerable. By providing ultrasound machines to Crisis Pregnancy Centers, we give women in distress a "window" into the miracle unfolding within them.
We sometimes forget that our decisions every day have a much greater impact beyond the lives we’re living. The clothes we buy are made in Bangladesh. The cardboard we throw away is going to one of the hundreds of landfills where it will sit and sit and sit and sit. You have two options: (1) You can live a life that proclaims vanity, selfishness and worldly desires; or (2) you can live a life that proclaims justice.
Caring for the poor isn’t easy—but it also doesn’t need to be overwhelming, at least when we recognize poverty from a biblical point of view. When we begin to see poverty the way the Bible does, we begin to see it as offering a number of practical opportunities to worship Jesus.
Eugene Cho, founder of Seattle’s Quest Church and the One Day’s Wages antipoverty nonprofit, is known for his zeal for justice. Yet he’s deeply doubted the sincerity of his and his generation’s commitment—doubts best expressed in the title of his debut book, Overrated: Are We More in Love with the Idea of Changing the World Than Actually Changing the World? Bethany Hoang, founding director of International Justice Mission’s Institute for Biblical Justice, spoke with Cho about rooting our pursuit of justice in the gospel.
The fight against Ebola has found a deep-pocketed ally in Bill Gates. The billionaire philanthropist's foundation has pledged $50 million to fight the viral outbreak in West Africa, according to a statement by the organization. The Associated Press noted the donation is the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's largest ever toward a humanitarian cause.
There are plenty of single people and childless people who love kids, but for a while, I was not one of them. Never struck with baby fever, I distanced myself from children and occasionally repeated smug lines about the perks and freedoms of childlessness. That changed once my best friend revealed to me earlier this year that she was going to have a baby.
We can’t simply turn a blind eye, or give into the despair that comes with the overwhelming nature of poverty. Instead, we need to engage as God has called us to—caring for the needs of others, both in the church and in the world (Galatians 6:10). So where does it start? I believe it starts with a change of mind and a change of heart. In order for that to happen, we need to understand four things:
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One evening my mom asked me the question, "What do you want to be when you grow up," and with beaming eye I answered, “A police officer.” I don’t know where the idea came from, but my mother’s face grew solid, the soft flesh of her cheeks stone. She snapped back, “You cannot be a police officer.” I asked why. She said, “I will not have you arresting our people all the time.”