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Local Eating, Global Impact

Many Christians are often quick to oppose any idea that is supported by the group…

Microfinance: Good News?

Christine and Adam Jeske examine microfinance loans and organizations for RELEVANT. The loans help fight poverty and fight for social justice, encouraging people to reject apathy.

Children At Risk

Chris Foster talks about life in Cambodia and the importance of mentoring young believers. Specifically he tells the story of one of his Cambodian friends who is in the Next Step program.

Where Am I Wearing Wednesday: The Guessing Game

At a book reading a woman asked me to check the tag on her bra.…

Vintage Green

My grandmother lived an environmentally friendly lifestyle even before “going green” was the buzz. Grandma…

Why I Don’t Care About Darfur

OK, that title is a bit of an overstatement. Of course, I care about Darfur.…

Where Am I Wearing Wednesday: Where Is Imported?

Another installment of Kelsey Timmerman’s weekly engaged consumer column, Where Am I Wearing?

Kindness to the Immigrant

Immigration reform becomes more than politics when Christians consider Jesus’ assertion that whatever we do to the least of these, we do to Him.

Learning for Nothing

Students living in poverty in Cambodia must sometimes pay their teachers extra for their education. What would it be like for them to learn for nothing?

Confessions of a Girl Going Green

We find ourselves living during a time of a green revolution, a time when people…

The Torture Question

Can torture ever be justified from a Christian viewpoint?

Get Up and Walk

If you were sick in Cambodia, you’d want to hope you had good travel insurance.…

Where Am I Wearing Wednesday: Uzbek Cotton

I know what you are wearing. Maybe your computer cam is on, you think. Maybe…

Yellow Joy in Africa

A personal story of the devastating tragedy of HIV–but also the joy of one woman who is conquering it.

Where Am I Wearing Wednesday: Under Armour

Today I’m wearing Spandex. That’s right—Spandex. I just got done jogging Before you take your…

The Almighty Dollar

Working and living in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, I am learning to recognize the differences in…

Where Am I Wearing Wednesday: Shoes

  Today my feet are nice and cozy in a pair of Merrell slippers. Like…

Where Am I Wearing Wednesday: Pajamas

(Each Wednesday I’m going to select an item of clothing that I’m wearing and see…

Over the Mountain

Five years ago, Chris Hennig graduated from college and began planning his future. One goal?…

Blurring Broken Hearts

There is so much to see. Too much to spend any respectable amount of time…

Our Father’s House

Between the sparkling waters of Uganda’s Lake Victoria and her capital city of Kampala, rests…

Rescued in Denver

As young people streamed toward our official “Abduction Site” outside the Denver capitol building this…

Celebrating Earth Day

All over the country, people are celebrating Earth Day today by in a variety of…

The Rescue

“On April 25, 2009, the world will abduct themselves in solidarity with the 3,000 child…

Even Unto Death

April 18, 2007, Necati Aydin and Uğur Yuksel, two of the first Turkish Christian converts…

The Social (Spiritual) Gospel

I first heard the definition of the “Social Gospel” about two years ago when I…

Street Roots: The Voice of the Homeless

It is a blustery and overcast March morning in Portland, Oregon and Bill Yates is…

The Engaged Consumer

I’m Kelsey and I’m an engaged consumer.  At least I try to be. There are…

Using Films for Justice

When people ask what I do for a living, I usually have a hard time…

Servants or Suckers?

When Naomi Harnett was in Nepal, she knew already that it was a poor policy…

The Church and Domestic Abuse

I can’t tell you her name or how I know her. This is because she…

The Stem Cell Question

This week, President Obama rescinded an executive order that prohibited the use of federal funds…

Freed from Slavery

Given Kachepa came to the United States in 1998 when he was 11 years old,…

Naked Vegetarians

On the wall of my apartment is a poster that reads “God’s original plan was…

The Part-Time Vegetarian

Most red-blooded Americans like their red-blooded meat. But their bodies often don’t. The American diet…

Starting a Revolution

We have the potential to start a revolution. We see the strife in the world…

Where Are You Wearing?

What if you could meet the people who made your clothes–the twentysomething girl in Cambodia…

Pulled from the Wreckage

The story of my youth is one that may surprise many that have only met…

A Call to Danger

As the sun began to set over the Khan al-Khalili marketplace in Cairo, Egypt, the…

Q&A With Shane Claiborne

As the co-authors of Becoming the Answer to Our Prayers (not to mention the popular New Monasticism and Jesus for…