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For Christian Women, Persecution Looks Like Rape

Around the globe, female followers of the faith suffer sexual violence, forced marriage, forced abortions, travel bans, and trafficking.
For years, Nigerian doctor Rebecca Dali has cared for her country's poor and widows. He wears a button on his lab coat that says, “Stop Raping Our Greatest Resources, Power to the

Abolitionism at the Tipping Point

Slavery has been around since before Moses, but International Justice Mission’s president thinks its demise is only decades away.
These are the slaveowners, predatory police, people who prey on widows and orphans, people who prey on small children. We've got plenty of resources. Let's help them.”.

God Called Me to Quit My Job. But Did I Trust Him Without a Paycheck?

A round-the-world research trip is teaching me the power of God's provision.
Weeks later in Lagos, I interviewed widows who faced frequent food insecurity and a divorced mother who But if I'm asked to steward some of his resources in the service of work he

Richard Stearns: ‘Every Day Is a Celebration’

After 20 years of tackling the “hole in our gospel,” World Vision's most recent president is fine retiring from World Vision with some tasks unfinished.
We're going to try to make the case to the church that we need to care for widows and orphans in their distress But none of us has the resources to throw ourselves into every one of them

One-on-One with Brian Stiller on the World Evangelical Alliance

Ed Stetzer talks with Brian Stiller about World Evangelical Alliance important happenings.
a concert choral group and symphony created an 'adoption' of widows, providing food director of the Billy Graham Center, and publishes church leadership resources through Mission

The Parable of the Rich Fool

God provides all that we need, so we should center our lives on his kingdom and give generously.
They shared their resources inside and outside of the church. They helped the needy and took care of orphans and widows and tended to the sick, and as they did that, they won more

Preaching on the Parables of Jesus

How to read and communicate Jesus' stories for spiritual impact and life transformation.
characters who grab our attention: harsh judges who care nothing for poor widows, rich men We are completely unlike the poor widow who had no resources or power because we are

Amy Wright, CNN’s Hero of the Year, Points to God as Her Inspiration

We are called to be a people who love the gift of life and advocate for its preservation.
is ultimately what compelled Jesus to spend his earthly days defending widows, healing the sick of the Billy Graham Center, and publishes church leadership resources through Mission

How to Increase Regular Commitment to Small Groups

4 principles we can learn from the early church
In fact, when an issue arose later regarding the distribution of food among the church's widows, the leaders recognized they needed to Many good media-based resources are available

After the Storm, Churches and Relief Organizations Don’t Share the Same Call

Congregations shouldn’t go it alone when there are resources across the body of Christ they can leverage.
Churches don't have to do go it alone when there are resources across the body of is what happened with the early Christians in Acts 6 when they discovered that the widows in their

A Just and Trusting Community
describes very clearly that the early church was economically just since resources were used for the Slaves and freemen, widows, Jews and Gentiles, men and women would all eat and

God's Feminist Ideals

We're created to be image bearers and justice seekers.
To the poor, to orphans, to widows—to any who cannot provide or advocate for themselves—God's image bearers aim their resources and seek their benefit as God seeks ours.

Farewell, Jesus Junk? Christian Retail Finds a Deeper Purpose

With the closing of Family Christian, stores focus on curation and community involvement.
Compared to America's other major Christian retailer—LifeWay Christian Resources—Family Christian was more 1:27 as its ministry calling: “to look after orphans and widows in their

Weekend Edition - December 31

Book recommendations from Christianity Today, The Gospel Coalition, and Desiring God
for food as a small child — we never want her to think she's competing for scarce resources. Up in Ministry The grace of Jesus was not just offered to orphans and widows or rebellious

The Church and the Huddled Masses

Throughout US history, the church has had a complicated relationship with the "homeless, tempest-tost" looking for a better life.
are immigrants—who are giving sacrificially of their time, talents, and resources to welcome in of vulnerable immigrants residing in their midst, along with orphans, widows, and Levites

Lawmaker: Adoption Doesn't Have to Be This Expensive

Congressman Diane Black's experience and faith motivates her to advocate for change.
anew with the cause of adoption, remembering our gospel calling to “look after orphans and widows in their For some, that may mean offering a gift of time or resources to a faith-based

Viewing Black Lives Matter, Part 4

D.A. Horton looks at Black Lives Matter missiologically
But when the conversation turns towards issues involving the development of resources contextualized for James 1:22-27): Be committed to ministering to the widows, orphans, poor in

The Long History of Human Rights

Assessing an influential revisionist account.
They defined the rights of the poor, widows, and the needy to seek solace, succor modern struggle for human rights, along with many other philosophical, moral, and cultural resources.

No One Dreams of Being a Single Mom

Let’s love rather than label.
Single mothers are mentioned in the Bible, many of them widows. available to single parents who, like Hagar, have been cast out by others and have exhausted their resources.

Serving Your City Starts Before Tragedy Strikes

How to mobilize your small groups to impact your city
that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their Check out these 5 resources you can use with your group to make a local and global