My name is Craig. I’m an outsider who helps insiders become alongsiders. After living more than a decade in slums and inner cities, I founded a grassroots youth movement called Alongsiders, now reaching thousands of vulnerable children across Asia and Africa. I speak and write about God’s heart for the poor and justice, and why we often get it so wrong. Come join me. Bring coffee… maybe some snacks?
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I'd like to worship God from the reality of the world I live in, surrounded by people, not just nature. And I'd like to worship God through the tears I shed for the brokenness around me.
You don't have to be a devotee of Joel Osteen or Joseph Prince to be sucked in by this insidious teaching.
We love the thrill of using our skills in a place where they are desperately needed. But that may be just the problem.
What if the temptation we face is NOT the temptation to pursue evil but instead, the temptation to pursue good, in the wrong way?
This phrase no longer sits so well with me. Here are 3 alternatives.
Convenience and "bang for your buck" are NOT Kingdom values.
For my friends living in slums or on the streets, the idea that Jesus is overturning the status quo gives them hope.
Christians - we are lagging behind on this one. We should be the ones who are out there supporting families. Instead we are destroying them.
Sometimes helping hurts the “helped”, especially when money is involved. But there is a better way...
My interactions with this neighbor got me thinking, why should I help her?
Would Jesus show any sort of special concern for one particular group or another?
I'm pretty sure He would, and here's why:
We've reduced being "pro-life" to mean being “pro-” one tiny subsection of life .
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