Category Archives: Poverty

Demonstrating God’s Love

In small towns like the one you live in , people tend to know other people more so than in big cities. When I worked in New York City, anonymity was a virtue and provided a sense of safety.   … Continue reading

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Christ Calls Us to Use More Than a Hammer and Nails

Did you know that Batman lives in Michigan? Mark Williams was arrested when he was found leaning off of a hardware store building, wearing a batman costume. Maybe he was a hammer and nails kind a guy. As part of … Continue reading

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You Never Walk Alone

Tony Campolo is a professor of sociology and a popular speaker. Campolo has written many books about social justice. I have quoted him in a few times in previous sermons. He was once invited to a women’s conference where he … Continue reading

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The Good Shepherd: Death Dreams and Sponsoring Children

The night after the Easter Vigil and before Easter morning, I had a dream. Suzie and I were on a small commuter plane. There were two seats on either side of the aisle. I had the window seat and Suzie … Continue reading

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Burkina Faso Compassion Trip Summary

On behalf of Compassion International, I traveled to Burkina Faso in French West Africa with four other clergy from El Dorado County (Green Valley Community Church, Pioneer Bible Church, and Foothills United Methodist Church), one each from the San Diego … Continue reading

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Compassion in Burkina Faso

I was in the west African nation of Burkina Faso last week as a guest of Compassion International. Compassion arranges for the sponsorship of children in third world countries. These efforts are striving to lift these children out of poverty. … Continue reading

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