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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.
https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2018/july-august/rich-stearns-world-vision-interview-every-day-is-celebratio.html
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.
https://www.christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/2018/february/one-one-one-brian-stiller-wea.html
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

Preaching on the Parables of Jesus

How to read and communicate Jesus' stories for spiritual impact and life transformation.
https://www.preachingtoday.com/skills/2018/january/preaching-on-parables-of-jesus.html
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.
https://www.christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/2017/december/what-we-can-learn-about-love-of-god-from-amy-wright-cnns-he.html
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
https://www.smallgroups.com/articles/2017/how-to-increase-regular-commitment-to-small-groups.html
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.
https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2017/october-web-only/after-storm-churches-and-relief-organizations-dont-share-sa.html
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

https://www.christianitytoday.com/women/devotions/2016/just-like-jesus/just-and-trusting-community.html
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.
https://www.christianitytoday.com/women/2017/march/god-feminist-ideals-is-bible-good-for-women.html
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.
https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2017/march-web-only/farewell-jesus-junk-christian-retail-finds-deeper-purpose.html
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
https://www.christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/2016/december/weekend-edition-december-16.html
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.
https://www.christianitytoday.com/pastors/2016/october-web-exclusives/church-and-refugees.html
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.
https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2016/may-web-only/all-christians-can-and-should-support-adoption.html
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
https://www.christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/2016/february/viewing-black-lives-matter-part-4-da-horton.html
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.
https://www.booksandculture.com/articles/2016/marapr/long-history-of-human-rights.html
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.
https://www.todayschristianwoman.com/articles/2016/february-3/no-one-dreams-of-being-single-parent.html
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
https://www.smallgroups.com/articles/2016/serving-your-city-starts-before-tragedy-strikes.html
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

Refugees on the Roma Road

In Europe, Christian ‘gypsies’ best understand those fleeing Syria and Iraq.
https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2016/january-february/refugees-on-roma-road-syria-iraq-balkans.html
“They told me something was stirring in their hearts, and that the Lord takes care of them as widows,” he said. “But they themselves do not have basic financial resources.

House Churches in Our Neighborhoods

The house church movement is alive and well—even here in North America.
https://www.smallgroups.com/articles/2015/house-churches-in-our-neighborhoods.html
Financial resources are normally used to support itinerant workers, missions, or meeting the practical needs of members, such as the poor, widows, and orphans.

For the Single Mom Who Feels Invisible

We see you, and we want to help.
https://www.christianitytoday.com/women/2015/august/for-single-mom-who-feels-invisible.html
Author and founder of The Life of a Single Mom, Jennifer Maggio, offers resources for both spoke up for the people around him—including the fatherless, the orphans, and the widows.

Bankruptcy Court Rejects 'Flawed' Sale of Family Christian Stores

Updated: Retail chain wants creditors to decide its fate
https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2015/june/bankruptcy-court-rejects-sale-family-christian-stores-fcs.html
firm—a partnership between Gordon Brothers Retail Partners and Hilco Merchant Resources (GBH)—"alleges and in 2013 promised to donate all profits to serving widows and orphans
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