Category Archives: The Church’s Response

Is Apathy the New Violence?

In Noah’s day, our just God was moved to extreme action because humankind had degenerated into a pervasive, consuming violence (Genesis 6:11-13).  In 21st century America, this would no longer seem to be the case.  The vast majority of America’s … Continue reading

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Let My Heart Be…

Tucked away under the Resources and Advocacy tabs on this site is a hidden gem — a marvelous little video (youtube, 7:12) created and produced by the folks at the Life Center church in Spokane, Washington.  This video, our very … Continue reading

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A Scene We’d Like to See

One of the underpinnings of our work at Givers by Design is the conviction that our nation’s churches do not do what they could for those who suffer in extreme poverty. Meanwhile, many exemplary parachurch organizations (World Vision, etc) do excellent … Continue reading

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Partnering with the Parachurch

The following is a response we penned to an article titled Effective Giving: The Church-Parachurch Tension, posted at FaithfulPolitics.org…… 

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Implications for Witness, part 1

Many Christian writers have recently taken the Church to task for its anemic response to the problem of extreme poverty.  (Anemic? …Yes, less than 2% of the average American church’s budget

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Extreme Poverty and the Church

The Church – the body of Christ on earth – has a 2000 year tradition of acting on the biblical mandate to help the desperately poor.  Throughout the book of Acts and historical accounts of the early Christianity,

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Overview: The Church’s Response

This archive category will contain discussions around the Church’s response to the problem of extreme poverty.  We notice that Christ did not just preach the Good News, He tangibly demonstrated it, backing His words up with action.  As His disciples, … Continue reading

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