Category Archives: Compassion Ministries

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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10 Stories to Chew on: Fewer young Democrats, miner and mistress in hot water, some Christians undermining faith in mosque debate, and more

1. Fewer Young Democrats:  Though many students are liberals on social issues, the economic reality of a weak job market has taken a toll on their loyalties: far fewer 18- to 29-year-olds now identify themselves as Democrats compared with 2008. … Continue reading

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Passing the evangelical torch: Resisting the seduction of a new social gospel

Evangelical leaders of previous generations are in the process of passing the torch to younger leaders, for whom there are at least 10 fresh challenges. We’ve considered the challenges of  Navigating Newfound Authority, Waging a Bloodless Revolution, Overcoming Spiritual Superficiality, Creating Culture, … Continue reading

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20 Million People Forced from their Homes by Floodwaters in Pakistan: Here’s How You Can Help

One fifth of Pakistan, 20%,  is under flood water, with 20 million people forced from their homes.  Those are amazing figures; it’s a terrible disaster with a huge toll on individual lives, family and community life, and on a nation … Continue reading

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The Oil Spill Tragedy: How Our Churches Can Help

What can we do as Christians and what can our churches do to help address the damage from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Here’s a thorough guide from Flourish, with clear information, how to pray, ideas for fundraising, and … Continue reading

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A Southern Baptist Leader’s View of the Oil Spill

There is no shortage of articles and broadcast reports on the Gulf oil spill–who is to blame, what’s being done to stem the flow of oil, what the impact will be on the Gulf coast and its people, flora and … Continue reading

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Making Good Coffee Good for Everyone

My name is Jim and I am a coffeeholic. Yes I do love coffee, and although I enjoy the various combination drinks at Starbucks, I regularly enjoy a good, rich, dark roast. Since I’ve begun working in environmental stewardship, I’ve … Continue reading

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Leaders of the Evangelical Generation: John M. Perkins. Community organizer

[I am working on a project that may become a book on the most influential evangelicals leaders of our generation, since 1976, and the impact they’ve had on the church and their times. I will introduce them briefly on this … Continue reading

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Congressional Action on Behalf of an Individual: Remembering the Elizabeth Morgan Case

Last night on a new program called Deep End, the attorneys conspired to have Congress pass a law for one individual–the Chinese widow of a American soldier killed in Afghanistan. My wife Debbie, who worked for some time for Congressman … Continue reading

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Fuller Center for Housing to Build in Haiti

Delighted to see the experienced folks at the Fuller Center for Housing setting up to build low-cost houses in Haiti. The Fuller Center is teaming up with Lazarian World Homes to build earthquake-, fire-and hurricane-resistant homes made of rebar, concrete … Continue reading

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