Category Archives: Poverty and Privilege

  1. Walk and Chew: Black Obligation to Multi-Task Issues of Injustice

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    March 21, 2016 by Kyle

    In my lifetime, I have sat through sermons, discussions, Sunday school lessons centered on stopping violence within the black community. I have been to funerals of young victims and have had family who’ve been victims of violent urban crime. As unsettling as all this has been, what is equally unsettling and off putting is hearing chastisement from those within and outside of the black community regarding issues of external oppression.

  2. The 33 (A Ride Down the Jericho Road)…Part 1

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    August 10, 2014 by Kyle

    There is a bus that channels through some of the most-important and colorful communities in Philadelphia. Starting at 23rd and …
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  3. Omaha! Omaha?

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    February 4, 2014 by Kyle

    A tale of two cities. I found myself momentarily perplexed after reading two separate articles about the same city. Omaha, …
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  4. Poor Thing…A Unique Look at Poverty

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    July 28, 2012 by Kyle

    No frills food, kerosene heaters and the health clinic are three things that will forever stand out to me as …
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  5. The Projects

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    July 18, 2012 by Kyle

    First, I did not grow up in public housing but the presence of  ‘the projects’ in the city and suburbia …
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  6. Bibles without Bread

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    June 29, 2012 by Kyle

    What Missional May Look Like

    I saw this on FB and couldn’t shake it all day. At first I laughed but there is a serious lesson to be learned. At a glance ‘third world’ is calling the ‘first world’s’ gospel into question. Obviously no one knows the inner workings of the photo but someone’s description all but nails what American Evangelicalism has become. It also could describe what missional theology can become in the hands of the privileged. The reality is that many would quickly label an emphasis on meeting the physical needs, “social gospel”

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