Poverty

We Become What We Worship: Why False Stories Hurt Us—And the Poor

We Become What We Worship: Why False Stories Hurt Us—And the Poor

Brian Fikkert of Chalmers discusses the risks of false stories and their impact on our lives. “Humans create culture in their own image… We worship what we love, and because our loves reflect our minds, affections, and wills, they shape our entire lives.”

Gleaning: The Book of Ruth Can Transform the Way We Do Business Today

Gleaning: The Book of Ruth Can Transform the Way We Do Business Today

Gleaning, the Old Testament practice whereby farmers left an unharvested margin around their fields and the poor came and picked from it, was at the heart of the Book of Ruth. Was gleaning only an ancient agricultural regulation or did it also apply to how he should steward a modern-day tech business?

From Fear to Flourishing: Pam’s Story

From Fear to Flourishing: Pam’s Story

Located in the heart of downtown Chattanooga, First Presbyterian frequently receives requests for financial assistance from local residents. Over the past decade, the church has intentionally changed the way they help their neighbors in need.

3 Hopeful Signs of Ending Poverty

3 Hopeful Signs of Ending Poverty

The Church is beginning to combat extreme poverty in a more complete way. This is a movement where discipleship, job creation, training, and financial services are building on local relationships to empower communities to break free from poverty.

Why the Kingdom of God Matters if We Want to Help the Poor

Why the Kingdom of God Matters if We Want to Help the Poor

“…as I’ve studied poverty and listened to the voices of others, I’ve become convinced that the problems poor people face aren’t solely material in nature. The material poverty that shows up in our world is really the result of something much deeper: broken relationships.”

Jesus Was A Highly Skilled Entrepreneur, Not A Poor Peasant

Jesus Was A Highly Skilled Entrepreneur, Not A Poor Peasant

It's common for sermons and some academic theological writings to portray Jesus as a poor man who led an attempted peasant revolt. The problem is that neither historical texts nor archaeological records are consistent with this picture.

Podcast Episode 41 - How to slay a dragon: Peter Greer, CEO of Hope International

Podcast Episode 41 - How to slay a dragon: Peter Greer, CEO of Hope International

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In this week’s episode, we’re talking to Henry’s long-time friend Peter Greer, President and CEO of Hope International, a leading provider of microfinancing for underserved communities around the globe. Peter helps us understand the multi-faceted aspects of poverty, that it’s about more than simply the lack of resources.