Experiencing the Transformational Power of the Spirit in “Ministry WITH"
April 17, 2014 8:20 AM
For several years, Central UMC in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico has been in ministry with a group of people experiencing homelessness… Read More
Finding God in "Worship With* the Poor"
October 11, 2013 4:18 PM
This article is the sixth and final in a series of reflections on my experience this summer living and working at the Open Door Communit… Read More
Ministry With* Our Senses
September 27, 2013 10:33 AM
This article is the fourth in a series of reflections on my experience this summer living and working at the Open Door Community in Atla… Read More
All God's Children Got Keys
September 20, 2013 12:29 PM
This article is the third in a series of reflections on my experience this summer living and working at the Open Door Community in Atlan… Read More
Communion With* The Poor
September 06, 2013 12:20 PM
This article is the first in a series of reflections on my experience this summer living and working at the Open Door Community in Atlan… Read More
Can a Rainbow Come in the Clouds Without an Ark First?
March 29, 2012 1:00 PM
Genesis 9:8-17 The last time I saw a bow in the clouds, colorful like a rainbow, was this past January. I was in São Paulo, Braz… Read More
My Religious Experience on Wall Street
October 26, 2011 10:00 AM
Last week [Oct. 3-9], I took a walk on Wall Street and had myself a religious experience. My wife, Sheila, and I had decided to jo… Read More
With the Poor: Making Soup and Carrying the Cross
May 27, 2011 5:00 PM
Ferrugem would vanish for months at a time, traveling around Brazil looking for work, trying to survive, but he always came back to Sao … Read More
About This Blog
Read and comment on a range of personal reflections and perspectives about poverty and Ministry with the Poor. Our goal is to attract diverse voices and points of view from United Methodists and friends, including people and communities living in conditions of poverty, other experts, religious leaders, community organizers, advocates, policy makers, volunteers, and all engaged in Ministry with the Poor.