‘I’m Not a Bum, I’m a Human Being’

Ronald Davis is homeless and living on the streets of Chicago. In this video clip he shares how he feels about the way other people treat him. “No matter what people think about me, I know I’m a human first.” When we see people like Mr. Continue Reading...

Virtue Matters More Than Money

There is such powerful interest in sports being a way out of poverty for many low-income males, especially black males, that we tend to forget about other things, like wisdom, that contribute to success. Continue Reading...

Is Higher Education a Sinking Ship?

A recent CNBC article by Mark Koba notes the bleak outlook for 2013 college grads looking for work: A survey released last week from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) reported that businesses plan to hire only 2.1 percent more college graduates from the class of 2013 than they did from the class of 2012. Continue Reading...

Buying Our Way Out of Crime Will Not Work

Americans continue to be fed the false narrative that poverty causes crime rates to rise. While it is true that not having material needs met makes people vulnerable to do things like steal—even the Bible teaches that (Proverbs 30:8-9)—the ongoing reduction of morality and materiality is doing nothing but setting the stage for the failure of well-intended programs because we are missing core moral issues. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 04.26.13

How Do You Meet the World’s Needs Through Your Calling? Greg Ayers, Institute for Faith, Work & Economics According to Jeremiah 29:5-7, one reason we as Christians work to fulfill the Cultural Mandate is for the benefit of others, not just for ourselves. Continue Reading...

‘Motherhood Is Not a Job. It is a Joy’

Elsa Walsh and her daughter – Courtesy of Elsa Walsh In a recent piece for the Washington Post, Elsa Walsh offers some healthy reflections on motherhood and career, hitting at some of the key themes I pointed to in my recent post on family and vocation. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 04.25.13

New Poll Finds Texas Voters Favor Private School Choice Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice School choice may be a contentious topic in the legislature, but a new survey shows more than half of Texas voters favor increasing student access to private schools. Continue Reading...

Why Christians Should Care About Government Waste

If I grill a Porterhouse steak for dinner, eat half and then throw away the other half, I’m being wasteful but not necessarily immoral. But if I grill a steak and then, instead of eating it, throw it all in the garbage disposal, my wastefulness is morally problematic. Continue Reading...