Category Archives: Compassion Ministries

Shame on you, Ann Coulter

I frequently agree with Ann Coulter’s political commentary, although more often than not I’m put off by her acerbic, often cruel, manner.  I don’t appreciate cruelty and personal attacks from the right any more than I do from the left. However, I’m … Continue reading

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7 Disciplines of Highly Successful Charities

How to build the trust that fuels program growth By Jim Jewell In the last year, some two thirds of Americans responded to appeals from charities for support of projects to meet human needs, create new initiatives, advance faith, and … Continue reading

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Choosing Gelato, and the Value of Values

In a simple visit to a gelato shop this weekend, I—knowingly or unknowingly—made value statements about risk taking, friendship, childhood joy, keeping promises, and childhood diligence. While we all can recognize that the overtly important choices of life are based … Continue reading

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America’s fastest growing church to feed 5,500 unemployed families at Christmastime

The people of 12 Stone Church in Gwinnett County, Georgia, north of Atlanta, responded in miraculous ways to Pastor Kevin Myers’ holiday challenge to express their faith through generosity, with the miracle of Jesus’ feeding of the 5,000 as their … Continue reading

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In D.C., put more in the Salvation Army kettle (and spend less at Giant)

If you live in the Washington, D.C. area, put a few more dollars in The Salvation Army kettle this year. Their giving is down significantly because Giant foodstores have cut back the time the Army can ring bells outside their … Continue reading

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The Candy Shop: A film from Street GRACE, Whitestone Pictures and 12 Stone Church to battle the abomination of child sex trafficking

Imagine the day and place where children were abducted from their homes or sold by their relatives into virtual slavery, forced into lives of daily sexual submission, feeding an industry of human chattel and the objects of carnal lust by … Continue reading

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Out of the ashes, ChildVoice restores ravaged lives in Uganda’s north

Among the vivid images from a trip that my wife Debbie and I took to northern Uganda a few years ago are the ashes and the dancing. Ashes are sadness. Something that was once whole and alive and meaningful has … Continue reading

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As the world turns: Haiti, Gulf coast crises remain even as public attention shifts

Public attention is fickle, and with the need to maintain viewer share in a 24/7 news world, today’s the “biggest news in the in history of the world” becomes a historical footnote in just a few weeks or months. What … Continue reading

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Are Conservatives Selfish People?

A Facebook friend of mine, who is a proud member of the East coast liberal elite and works at a New York publishing house, made this comment as he commiserated with his progressive friends: “We [progressives] like institutions that help … Continue reading

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What is the role of followers of Christ in the public arena?

As we close in on an important election day it is a good time to ask this question:  What is the role of individual followers of Christ in the public arena? By this I do not mean solutions presented by … Continue reading

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