Reliving Earthquake Traumas

When the devastating 7.0-magnitute earthquake struck Haiti in 2010, I was in the southern city of Les Cayes visiting a Cross project. There was a slight swaying of buildings and I remember wondering if it was worse elsewhere in the country. I’m a reluctant earthquake veteran – I’ve experienced several major quakes since I was ...

My Day at the 2014 National Prayer Breakfast

14. February 2014 Prayer 0
Last week I attended the National Prayer Breakfast for the first time in about 25 years. What most impressed me was that the speakers emphasized that the NPB was organized by Christians who emphasized the centrality of Jesus. Jesus the Unifier They told stories of how Jesus was the unifier of Muslims and Christians because ...

Christmas Catalog

04. December 2012 Advent 0
How do you use the term “I need”? Around this time of year, you hear those two words a lot. “I need new shoes” “I need a new car” or “I need to eat.”It seems that usually in America we can use the terms “I need” and “I would like to have” interchangeably, without it ...

Black Friday

23. November 2012 Food 0
Black Friday deals appeal to a wide range of people, and what gets you up and out of bed at 4am may completely fail to motivate someone else. Whatever deals entice you to stand in long lines and endure rough crowds; you do it because there is a reward in the end. You’ve fought and ...

Christian Advocacy: Lessons from Moses

I often meet people who think that what we do at Micah Challenge is new—Christian advocacy for the poor and marginalized. Thankfully, we are not the first to heed this call, and there are many heroes we can draw inspiration from. God has been using his followers to hold political leaders accountable for generations. One ...

Advocacy as Christian Stewardship?

28. September 2012 poverty 1
We hear about people in extreme poverty and we are compelled to respond—largely our immediate response is to give money. Why do we give? Ultimately our money belongs to God so what better way to use it than to feed, clothe, and protect His most vulnerable children? Going a step further I’ve heard a number ...