Arts and Culture
More from Google
Add by RSS Feed
Get the Android app
Get the iOS app
The Christian response to a world of poverty
Jan 14, 2016
PU 060: It's Not OK
World poverty is not OK with God, and it shouldn't be OK with us. 18,000 children die every day of preventable causes, but many of us wonder if we can make a difference in the face of such a grim number. Listen to this episode to learn how people like you can actually make an impact on world poverty. We'll answer: * What small and simple steps can help one person living in poverty? * What is a graduation plan and why is it important? * Is it better to focus on one issue or many problems at once? Download the free eBook on this topic, The Remarkable Truth About Ending World Poverty.
Mar 30, 2015
PU 059: Meet the President of Food for the Hungry, Gary Edmonds
In this special episode of Poverty Unlocked, we're featuring the recording of a conference call between U.S. church leaders and the President and CEO of Food for the Hungry, Gary Edmonds. During the call, Gary shared his heart for the Church and a vision for ending poverty. Gary Edmonds has come to FH with a strong background of church leadership. He has planted and led churches both in the United States and abroad. He served as Senior Associate Pastor of Mariners Church, a multi-campus church based in Irvine, California. He also led Crossroads Church in Geneva, Switzerland. He has served with Churches Together as well as leading other organizations. Gary served on the board of FH for eight years before accepting the role of President and CEO in 2014. To learn more about church partnerships at FH or to learn about future conference calls and webinars, email our Church Engagement team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oct 2, 2014
PU 058: Helping Without Hurting in Short-Term Missions Part Two
Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert’s new book, Helping Without Hurting in Short-Term Missions, takes the ideas of When Helping Hurts and applies them to short-term missions. In this audio interview, co-author Steve Corbett discusses why short-term missions do not always have the positive impact that participants expect. He suggests ways to improve the short-term missions experience so that both parties truly benefit. This is Part Two of the interview. If you missed Part One, find it here. View the show notes for this episode on povertyunlocked.com
Sep 26, 2014
PU 057 - Helping Without Hurting in Short-Term Missions
Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert’s new book, Helping Without Hurting in Short-Term Missions, takes the ideas of When Helping Hurts and applies them to short-term missions. In this audio interview, co-author Steve Corbett discusses why short-term missions do not always have the positive impact that participants expect. He suggests ways to improve the short-term missions experience so that both parties truly benefit. View the show notes for this episode on povertyunlocked.com
May 17, 2012
PU 056: The Healthiest Way to Give
Today I’m going back to one of the most basic lessons about poverty--one that everyone needs to understand but very few people actually get. It’s the infamous issue of dependency. Listen to this 20-minute episode to become an instant expert on the topic—or at least to get started with what you need to know. I also took some time to address the question that everyone seems to ask: What should I do _instead? _It’s not hard to avoid dependency—it’s really not!—after you grasp a few basic concepts. Let me know what you think of this episode! What else would you add?
Feb 8, 2012
PU 055: A Life Surrendered to God
Check out the show notes on povertyunlocked.com Subscribe in iTunes
Dec 20, 2011
PU 054: The Purpose of the Poor
Is there a positive purpose to poverty? Marty Martin shares his thoughts on the purpose of the poor, which he says is for “the elevation of all humanity.” The story of Lazarus and the rich man, told by Jesus in Luke 16:19-31, illuminates the idea that the opportunity to respond to people in poverty is actually an invitation from God. Marty also responds to these other common questions. * Can we use the story of Lazarus and the rich man to determine who is going to heaven? * Are rich people forbidden from going to heaven? * How are the poor elevated through their poverty? Marty Martin serves with Food for the Hungry as Chief Operating Officer for the Global Service Center, Phoenix. Marty has over 30 years of experience in pastoral ministry, relief and development operations, and corporate management in Africa, Asia and North America. Trained as an Air Force pilot he also possesses a Masters degree from Covenant Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Humanities degree from Colorado Christian University. Marty has been with Food for the Hungry since 2005. In the message, Marty challenges listeners to become involved with Food for the Hungry. Check out some of the opportunities for involvement: church partnerships, sponsoring a child, running with FH World Sports, Hunger Corps (long-term service), and careers. Subscribe in iTunes.
Oct 24, 2011
PU 053: Best Practices in Orphan Care
An interview with Amanda Cox, coordinator for the Faith to Action Initiative. Amanda focuses on best practices in orphan care, emphasizing that God’s plan for children involves families. She discusses times when orphanage care is a necessary option, and other times when family-based options for orphans can be found. View the full show notes at povertyunlocked.com
Jul 18, 2011
PU 052: How to Say "I Love You"
When we walk with people living in poverty, communicating God’s love is one of the most important messages we bear. For those who feel forgotten by God and devalued by the world, the truth of God’s love can transform everything.
Jun 1, 2011
PU 051: God’s Surprising Solution to Poverty
Is clean water the solution to poverty? Or is it health care? Education, perhaps? In this audio episode, Wendy McMahan speaks from years of experience in serving vulnerable communities and observing transformational development through the work of Food for the Hungry.
Feb 1, 2011
PU 050: Planning Your Mission Trip
Mission trips can be unpredictable, but following a few simple guidelines can take the guesswork out of the experience. In this interview, Heidi Hatch shares seven standards that every short-term team leader needs to know. These principles apply to any Christian mission team, whether they are planning a building project, medical mission, service team, or vision trip.
Nov 23, 2010
PU 049: World AIDS Day 2010
World AIDS Day is December 1, 2010. In this audio episode, Kim Buttonow answers questions about progress made towards preventing and treating HIV/AIDS. Kim Buttonow is HIV/AIDS Programs Coordinator for Food for the Hungry.
Oct 25, 2010
PU 048: Orphan Care
In Zeway, Ethiopia, over 100 orphans have lost both of their parents. With no social safety net for children, orphans are often left to care for themselves. They feel alone and forgotten. But God has not forgotten them.
Sep 3, 2010
PU 047: Violence Against Women
All too often, women are the face of poverty and injustice. More women and girls have been killed in the last 50 years by the hands of gender-injustice than men were killed in military battles in the last 100 years. At least one in every three women globally has been beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused in her lifetime.
May 19, 2010
PU 046: Why Ideas Matter
Anne Brown reveals the invisible causes of poverty: ideas. Examples from Guatemala, Zimbabwe, and India show the transformational effects that biblical ideas can have on impoverished communities—and the tragic consequences of destructive ideas.
Feb 17, 2010
PU 045: Six Steps to End Poverty (Laying the Foundation #4)
Why do people remain poor? This episode addresses six obstacles to positive change for people living in poverty. When all six of these obstacles are lifted, the change process can occur.
Dec 17, 2009
PU 044: Three Mistakes to Avoid in Short-term Missions
Good intentions aren’t always enough in missions. When churches and individuals go on short-term teams to communities in developing countries, they need to think carefully about the messages they send – not just verbally, but also through their actions. In this interview, Steve Corbett shares three mistakes to avoid when participating in short-term missions.
Nov 30, 2009
PU 043: Preventing AIDS Among Women
World AIDS Day is December 1, 2009. In this interview, Carolyn Wetzel shares the story of 36 African women who turned away from prostitution when they were shown a way out.
Nov 9, 2009
PU 042: Overcoming AIDS
HIV/AIDS is not only a subject of global concern–it’s an issue embodied by real people every day. In this interview, Kim Buttonow tells the story of a teenager named Claire and the courageous woman who saved her life.
Oct 9, 2009
PU 041: Child Headed Households
There are 132 million orphans in Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and Latin America. In some parts of Sub-Saharan Africa, one of every ten children is an orphan. The need for orphan care is staggering. In this interview, Chad Mower shares about a unforgettable 13-year-old he met in Ethiopia while on an open team. It’s a story of finding hope in a tragic situation.
Sep 11, 2009
PU 040: Walking With The Poor
In this interview, Bryant Myers responds to three questions… * What is your definition of poverty? * What is your definition of transformation? * What is the biggest challenge facing development workers today?
Aug 20, 2009
PU 039: When Helping Hurts
I had the opportunity to interview Brian Fikkert, co-author of When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor… And Yourself. In this conversation, Fikkert discusses… * Diagnosing the causes of poverty * How Western materialism has infected Christians’ work among the poor * How Christians can use their gifts to do meaningful ministry * Ministering out of brokenness
Jul 24, 2009
PU 038: Ideas Matter (Laying the Foundation #3)
In this third foundational episode, we look at the roots of poverty. If we provide food, health, and education to people living in poverty, will we solve the problem? Or does poverty run deeper?
Jun 19, 2009
PU 037: New Heaven and New Earth
Our daily life is influenced by the way we understand heaven and God’s kingdom. In this interview, Beth Allen shares insight gained from reading Surprised by Hope by N.T. Wright. Beth applies an understanding of the new heaven and new earth to cross-cultural work, the local church, and Christians’ circles of influence.
Jun 5, 2009
PU 036: Church Partnerships
Alisa Schmitz answers questions about church partnerships. When a church in the U.S. partners with a community in the developing world, life change occurs on both sides of the relationship. The overseas community can be released from poverty, and the U.S. church can also learn and grow. Ultimately, church partnerships exist to bring about the Kingdom of God.
May 14, 2009
PU 035: No Shortcuts (Laying the Foundation #2)
This episode is the second in a series called “Laying the Foundation,” an update on the introductory episodes of Poverty Unlocked. “’I just brought you the kingdom of God, and it’s a size 7 pair of shoes. But don’t thank me! Thank God…’ Does that strike anybody else as a pretty shallow kingdom?”
Apr 30, 2009
PU 034: The Next Pandemic
The truth about H1N1 Flu, also known as Swine Flu. Carolyn Wetzel explains the pandemic threat, separating hype from real concerns, and analyzes the threat to the developing world.
Apr 16, 2009
PU 033: Why We Ship Goods Overseas
Questions and answers about gifts in kind. Are handouts ever appropriate in community development?
Apr 2, 2009
PU 032: The Birth of Poverty (Laying the Foundation #1)
This episode is the first in a series called “Laying the Foundation,” an update on the introductory episodes of Poverty Unlocked. Poverty started in Genesis. It was solved by the Christ’s work on our behalf. Because of Christ’s work, poverty can be overcome today, and it will be completely solved when God brings about a new heaven and earth. Understanding the Biblical story of poverty helps us to understand how Christians should respond to injustice and worldwide needs.
Feb 27, 2009
PU 031: Surviving an Economic Downturn
People who live in poverty are experts on how to get through tough economic times. Here are some tips learned from people who live on less than two dollars a day.
Feb 6, 2009
PU 030: Recording Artist Jeremy Willet on Poverty
Three brothers – Jeremy, Justin and Jordan Willet – make up the band Willet. In this interview, Jeremy Willet shares the heart of the band, his experiences in Ethiopia, and how Christians can make a difference in the fight against poverty–no matter what their profession. Jeremy invites you to e-mail him with your comments.
Jan 21, 2009
PU 029: The Poverty of Abundance
One billion people worldwide are overweight or obese, while another billion are hungry. Alisa Keeton shares her thoughts on one link between obesity and poverty.
Jan 9, 2009
PU 028: Conflict in Democratic Republic of Congo
Democratic Republic of Congo has experienced a 20-year civil war, with millions of deaths and internally displaced people. Chris Sheach shares the reality from his experiences on the ground in Congo.
Dec 5, 2008
PU 027: Do Not Miss Christmas
Isaiah prophesied of a Messiah who would rescue the poor. At Christmas, we celebrate this Messiah… or do we?
Nov 21, 2008
PU 026: Worms
Two billion people worldwide are affected by parasitic worms. These worms keep children’s bodies from absorbing the nutrients they need from the food they consume, affecting physical and intellectual development. In this interview, Karen Neiswender discusses the combination of interventions needed for children infected by worms: treatment, education and prevention.
Nov 6, 2008
PU 025: Raising Children with God’s Heart for the Poor
Ideas for getting past selfishness and self-absorption with our children.
May 10, 2008
PU 024: Myanmar Cyclone
An up-to-the-minute update on relief efforts in Myanmar. Sara Sywulka of the Relief Unit at Food for the Hungry shares an insider’s perspective.
May 2, 2008
PU 023: Thinking about HIV/AIDS
We often hear talk about how medications and education can fight HIV/AIDS, but how much do we hear about counseling as a cure? Mitzi Hanold shares a counseling technique that is preventing HIV/AIDS in Africa.
Apr 9, 2008
PU 022: The Pastor and the Grocery Store
The story of how one missionary’s theology was forever changed by a grocery store in Africa. In this humorous and insightful story, Dwight Jackson describes how he came to embrace holistic ministry.
Mar 21, 2008
PU 021: Studying Abroad in Africa
Caitlin Daniel spent a semester in Africa with the Go ED semester abroad program. In this interview she shares lessons from her experience that apply to any world traveler.
Mar 6, 2008
PU 020: A Place Where Children Do Not Die
Carolyn Wetzel shares a tool called the Care Group Model, which mobilizes community members in developing communities to share health information with one another. It’s a low-cost, highly effective, far-reaching way to save children’s lives. Carolyn also discusses the biblical truths communicated by the innate structure of care groups.
Feb 14, 2008
PU 019: Eight Reasons to Get Personally Involved with the Poor
Anne McCain shares eight reasons for Christians to develop personal relationships with the poor beyond reading the newspaper and sending money.
Jan 30, 2008
PU 018: The Whole Truth, The Whole Gospel with Amy Sherman
Dr. Amy Sherman shares “The Whole Truth, The Whole Gospel: Holistic Ministry in Your Community.” Recorded at Making All Things New 2007.
Jan 16, 2008
PU 017: New Year’s Resolutions
Three New Year’s resolutions that will change the world – really.
Dec 4, 2007
PU 015: Choices that Save Lives
In this interview with Tom Davis, we learn why homes are more important than hospitals in health care. Tom discusses Barrier Analysis as a tool for helping people make healthy choices that can save their lives.
Nov 19, 2007
PU 014: HIV/AIDS in Africa
As World AIDS Day approaches, Kim Buttonow discusses HIV/AIDS in Africa.
Nov 16, 2007
PU 013: Thanksgiving in the Hard Places
Thankfulness among the poor. Are the poor thankful? For what? Listen to reports from people working with poor and marginalized people around the world.
Nov 9, 2007
PU 012: How to Secure God’s Blessing
In Isaiah 58, God promises to bless and guide those who serve the poor.
Nov 2, 2007
PU 011: Equipping the Local Church
Local churches have the ability and responsibility to serve as agents of change in their communities. Celeste Brown of Food for the Hungry shares principles from the Church Strengthening Program in El Alto, Bolivia.
Oct 23, 2007
PU 010: Insights from a Short-term Team
An interview with Josh Kienzle on lessons learned from colonialism and taking the posture of a cross-cultural learner.
Oct 15, 2007
PU 009: Learning from the Life of Christ
Five ways we can learn from Jesus’ posture in caring for the poor.
Oct 3, 2007
PU 008: Dependency
Today we look at how we can minister to the poor without taking over their lives, their communities, and their goals.
Sep 27, 2007
PU 007: Made in the Image of God
The poor are image-bearers of God, but well-meaning Christians sometimes send a different message.
Sep 14, 2007
PU 006: Why People Stay Poor
Why is it so hard for people to pull themselves out of poverty? In this episode we consider how people change and what keeps them from changing. Conclusions are drawn for charitable giving.
Sep 5, 2007
PU 005: The Transformation Toolkit
Four simple tools that facilitate wholistic development.
Aug 28, 2007
PU 004: Ideas Have Consequences
Worldview is the key for solving poverty.
Aug 2, 2007
PU 003: The Tragedy of Taking Shortcuts
Converts or disciples? What’s the difference?
Jul 30, 2007
PU 001: Introduction
Welcome to our first episode! Today we share statistics on global poverty and what to expect from this podcast.
Jul 30, 2007
PU 002: Poverty Started Somewhere
In this episode we ask, “Where did poverty start?”