Witnessing the Last Gasp of French Refugee Camp

It is the curse of today’s world that companies and organizations, even governments, think it is efficient and cost-effective to run any operation with the minimum number of staff. It isn’t. I arrive at a virtually empty house to be invited to take a young...

Refugees Face Indifference, Hostility in French Camp

I have been visiting regularly the refugee camp in Calais, France, which increasingly looks like a suburb of the city. The so-called “jungle” is home to a group of friends struggling to hold their lives together in the teeth of sometimes the indifference...

What the Apostle Paul Says about Economic Justice

One voice that’s curiously absent from economic conversations among Christians today seems to be the apostle Paul’s. I’ve made a stab at correcting that in a new booklet, for I believe that Paul has something both unique and relevant to contribute to...

Solving Hunger Will Require More Than Charity

Nothing reveals the upside-down nature of God’s Kingdom quite as much as Jesus’ response to the devil’s temptations (see Matthew 4:1-11; Luke 4:1-13). Satan offered Jesus a range of right-side-up options, straight out of the world’s political...