John McKnight: Low-income communities are not needy — they have assets

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This interview comes to us from Duke Divinity School’s blog Faith & Leadership, an offering of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.  Read some more interviews with folks pursuing community development along these lines in our recent Community Development Forum. People who want to help low-income communities should see them as “half-full glasses” — places with [Read More...]

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FORUM: Equipping the local church

The Patheos Faith and Work Channel recently contacted leaders of some prominent community development and entrepreneurial organizations to talk about  successes and difficulties in their attempts to transform communities through the growth of new businesses and attention to the dignity of work. Over the next few days, just in time for Thanksgiving, MISSION:WORK will be [Read More...]

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FORUM: Changing one neighborhood

The Patheos Faith and Work Channel recently contacted leaders of some prominent community development and entrepreneurial organizations to talk about  successes and difficulties in their attempts to transform communities through the growth of new businesses and attention to the dignity of work. Over the next few days, just in time for Thanksgiving, MISSION:WORK will be [Read More...]

A broken brave new world

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​This week in the Patheos Public Square, Patheos has selected a few “resident experts” from across ​Patheos ​channels to contribute a short opinion piece about a significant trend or event in religion in America and reflect on its broader impact on society and culture.  ​ This post is part of the Faith and Work Channel’s contribution to that discussion. ​ [Read More...]

Three more ways to help the poor

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This is a subject our friends at the Kern Pastors Network blog talk about frequently, and they’ve just put up the final blog in their thought-provoking series on generational poverty (previous posts are at Generational Poverty, Engaging the Culture, Relationships, and Bankrolling Social Capital.)   In this post, pastor Kyle Bushre argues that the ultimate cure for poverty comes only from [Read More...]

Three ways to help the poor

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This is a subject our friends at the Kern Pastors Network blog talk about frequently, and they’ve just put up another good post on the issue. The post, by pastor Blaine Crawford, starts by talking about a great way his church connects work with everyday life and everyday ministry: Every month at Lakeview Community Church, [Read More...]


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