Government

Mom’s an alien?

I grew up in a border town in Arizona and my family would regularly drive to Mexico to get tacos or tortas for dinner. When coming back to the United States, we...

Advocating for good

Nonprofit advocacy forms a vital link between community needs and Capitol Hill. “If you are not at the table, you are on the menu—especially in Washington, D...

Deciphering the divide

Race remains an issue in America. Black and white Americans are still deeply divided when it comes to views of racism, racial inequality and prospects for ch...

The way of Christ

Reflections from Lebanon I flew into Lebanon shortly after polishing off a quick book on its incredible past. The Middle East is a part of the world I, like...

Drafted

A community embraces a reluctant champion.   Sara at Whisk, a local bakery in Benton Park. Sara practices a local first approach, and has become good friend...

Trees turn to heat

“It’s firewood, but to them it’s gold.” - Lt. Kevin Pope, former Coos Bay Corps Officer The City of Coos Bay and The Salvation Army make use of downed trees to...

How do you index need?

It’s sort of like having some great photos on your phone. What do you do with them all? And if you’re posting them on social media, how do you make sure they re...

No Poverty: Why it matters

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals call for an end to poverty in all its forms everywhere by 2030. Why? More than 700 million people still live ...

Surviving servitude

When Lydia pressed for her money, her employers simply got more creative with their accounting. At one point, the family gave her a cell phone, but charged her ...