Topic: The Poor

March 30, 2020
Coronavirus and the Poor: A Gospel-Shaped Response

In the world’s poorest communities, an outbreak like Coronavirus threatens to wreak untold havoc.

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March 28, 2020
The New Urban Crisis: Jesus, the City, and the Poor

How can we make sense of the increasing inequality in some of the world’s largest cities?

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March 16, 2020
What to do When Your Ministry Seems to be Making Little Difference

Why do some people grow quickly and move on in the Christian life while others drift away or always seem stuck in neutral?

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March 9, 2020
‘My Ministry is Harder than Yours’ and Other Lies We Tell

There seems to be some sort of (urban?) myth that working with the poor is especially ‘hard’. As if somehow in the pantheon of Christian ministry, ours stands alone as the really difficult one.

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March 7, 2020
Understanding Britain’s Underclass (Part 3)

The conversation about poverty is usually dominated by people with very little experience of being poor.

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February 29, 2020
Understanding Britain’s Underclass (Part 2)

According to Darren McGarvey, gentrification is basically “the practice of getting rid of any evidence that the community is working class.”

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February 22, 2020
Understanding Britain’s Underclass (Part 1)

This is the book I would have written had it not been for the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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February 10, 2020
How Substitutionary Atonement Affects Ministry to the Poor

There’s no special dispensation for those of us who have had a crap life.

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January 27, 2020
How Gentrification Affects the Poorest

Despite gentrification’s many benefits, there’s a darker side to this phenomenon.

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January 20, 2020
Tips for Church Planting in Areas of Urban Deprivation

There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to ministry among the poor. But there are several important things to consider.

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