All Aboard! Next Stop: New Opportunities

All Aboard! Next Stop: New Opportunities

Standing on the Metro platform at Union Station in Washington, D.C., with a lump rising in my throat, I watched the train roll away into the tunnel knowing it carried my phone, credit cards and identification. For the next 10 minutes, I imagined myself stuck in the...

Making the Poor Part of Our Lives – Part 2

The “least of these my brothers” (“adelphoi” in Greek) historically has been a controversial phrase in Matthew 25:40. Some have argued (the particularist interpretation) that because Jesus often referred to his disciples as...

Making the Poor Part of Our Lives – Part 1

In the parable of “the rich man and Lazarus” (Luke 16:19-31), Jesus describes a scene where the poor man, Lazarus, now in heaven by Abraham’s side, looks over the chasm at the rich man who now stands in the flames of Hades. The rich man begs Abraham...