NEU Podcast #6: Morgan Proudfoot: Escaping the Streets, Returning to the Streets
Tim Zulker and Todd Rains speak with Morgan Proudfoot about his church planting efforts in New Bedford.
Juneteenth, Emancipation, and Church Planting Today
Thabiti Anyabwile and John Onwuchekwa wrote an opinion piece last year titled "We need a better strategy to plant Black and brown churches."
The Value of a Poor Person by Matthew Spandler-Davison
Hear Matthew Spandler-Davison's talk about the value of a poor person.
From 20schemes Equip: How a Healthy Church Offers Hope for the Abused
We recommend that you read Matthew Spandler-Davison's article on 20schemes Equip called "How a Healthy Church Offers Hope for the Abused." In it, Spandler-Davison outlines the need for and the potential of churchs to be safe environments for the survivors of abuse.
The Hope of Bodily Resurrection for Survivors of Trauma
The resurrection, the renewal of the body in the return of Christ, offers a uniquely better word of hope to survivors of trauma than any vague message of “going to a better place after death” that our culture offers.
Poverty: Beyond the Numbers
In the neighborhood surrounding the NEU office (and in most urban poor communities), the poverty rate is between 45% and 50%. That means a family of four makes less than $24,860 a year. But the dollars are not the only problem, or even the main problem. Poverty generates a complex web of related brokenness, and often leads to a downward spiral of suffering.