Poverty: Is the Church on the Wrong Side? →
Indeed, Wolterstorff, citing Abraham Kuyper, says the failure of our system to care for the poor means we as Christians have an obligation to reform that system – to work for social reforms, not simply do acts of charity. Wolterstorff, a Calvinist working in the tradition of Calvin himself, as well as Kuyper, argues all human beings have sustenance rights, which are on par with three others –...
Best to tackle FASD at its roots →
My co-worker wrote an article in Monday’s paper about a day I’d rather forget, when a client overdosed. And my general feelings were, at the time, if I had had this kid’s childhood I’d be using drugs too.
Uncertainty is the only certainty there is, and knowing how to live with...– John Allen Paulos Time for some bold moves. Let the pieces fall where they may.
What we really need is an app that pretends to be you on the phone, that gives...– Phone Apps Someone Who Knows How to Make Phone Apps Ought to Make | The Hairpin I hate talking on the phone. Consequently if my friends or relatives move away I barely ever talk to them. I need to get over that but it’s gotten almost worse as I get older. I need this app.
We are our stories. We compress years of experience, view and emotion into a few...– Dan Pink
We are not to simply bandage the wounds of victims beneath the wheels of...– Dietrich Bonhoeffer (via azspot)
Quite on accident I started as casual at The Lighthouse. I didn’t really need...– —Wendy Cooper (from her blog) Everyday this job tests me. I keep trying to rise to the challenge and sometimes the only reason I keep my head on straight is because I would be too embarrassed to lose it in front of someone else. Friday was one of those days and it was Wendy who was...
If I could have taken my clothes off after work & burnt them in the garage I...– Tweets I shouldn’t tweet so I’ll put them here.
Grace is the face that love wears when it meets imperfection.– Joseph R. Cooke (via myquotelibrary)
The Policing of Poverty →
Via rabble.ca A new study has found that poor and street-involved people are the targets of increased levels of police attention. The authors argue that police are filling the gap left by underfunded social and health services. Mark Willson is a researcher with Vancouver Island Public Interest Group and one of the authors of the report. This is definitely happening in Saskatoon, instead of...
Rush and Newt Gingrich can play the studs, marrying again and again until they...– Maureen Dowd in today’s column.
For me, it’s simple. Why on earth would I continue to pay any attention to men —...– Soraya Chemaly: I’m No Longer a Catholic. Why Are You?