Topic: The Poor

November 18, 2021
’The Least, the Last and the Lost’—Is Church for Guys Like Me?

It seemed as if the more I wanted to distance myself from my old life, the more the church kept me at arms-length for anything else.

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November 4, 2021
‘The Least, the Last and the Lost’—Why I Wrote A Book About Poverty and the Local Church

A quarter of a century ago, I was shivering in the cold outside Victoria Train Station in London. I was high. I was hungry. I was scared. I was so very angry at the world.

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August 10, 2021
Why You Should Let Complete Strangers Stay in Your Home

We do it because 20 years ago, an older couple in church broke with their entire worldview and comfortable life and allowed me into their home.

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July 6, 2021
Training Men and Women for Ministry in Hard Places

Those of us who are in leadership bear the weight of responsibility for recruiting and training the next generation of Christian leaders.

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June 30, 2021
Bridging the Leadership Gap

Often, the middle class approach to leadership training is, “Prove yourself and then we will see”, but a better way within scheme culture is, “Take responsibility until you prove you are unable.”

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June 2, 2021
Preaching the Gospel in the Chaos of Urban Ministry

How can we call people to a life of self-sacrifice, yet promise to meet up with them for an hour once a week?

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May 25, 2021
Scotland’s Forgotten Rural Poor

Deprivation in urban areas tends to be geographically concentrated in certain neighbourhoods. In contrast, in rural areas, deprivation often exists at the scale of streets rather than whole neighbourhoods.

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May 4, 2021
The Damage Done By Abuse

Inability to connect. Constant fear and mistrust. Deep insecurities. And, more than anything, shame.

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March 16, 2021
The Problem With A ‘Heart for the Poor’

Is ministry to the poor only for those who feel ‘called’?

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February 23, 2021
Why Mercy Ministries Don’t Work

Hint: They aren’t biblical.

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