Archive Month: May 2012

In Defense Of Jesus

A few years ago a consultant advised Compassion International brass to change their organization’s tagline: “Releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name.” Why? Because Jesus may be God to some, but to others he’s fictional or offensive. Because removing Jesus’ name would make Compassion appealing to a broader audience. Because… Read More

How Does Tanzania Compare?

Some of you have asked in different ways how Tanzania compares to the other countries I’ve visited with Compassion International. How bad is the poverty in Tanzania compared to other places I’ve visited? Yesterday, I was in a solid concrete home with walls painted blue, a solid metal roof overhead,… Read More