1. Five Rules to Keep From Being the Agent of the Devil in the Middle of the Church: A Practical Guide to “Ministry with” August 14, 2013 10:03 AM by Mike Mather
    A couple of decades ago I read “Why Servanthood is Bad,” an insightful, practical, biblically-based article by John McKnight… Read More
  2. Getting off the Street July 04, 2013 2:18 PM by Dave Barnhart
    Editor's Note: The following was originally published on Dave Barnhart's blog and has been reposted with his permission.   Over t… Read More
  3. A Call to Action on Behalf of Children and the Poor May 29, 2012 11:25 AM by Bishop Kenneth L. Carder
    “The crisis among children and the impoverished and our theological and historical mandates demand more than additional programs a… Read More
  4. A Saturday Evening Before Palm Sunday Meditation April 03, 2012 12:15 PM by Larry Hollon
    The blind lady played the tambourine. A man shuffled forward using a walker. A shy little girl stepped to the front. And the lady who se… Read More
  5. Communication and Community: A Response to Amos Yong's book "Strength in Weakness: The Bible, Disability, and the Church" March 20, 2012 1:00 PM by Bishop Peggy A. Johnson
    A note from In this blog post, Bishop Peggy Johnson refutes the myth that deafness is something negative that needs &l… Read More

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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.