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Is there a way out?

Compassion | History tends to repeat itself when it comes to helping the poor and oppressed in countries like Ethiopia
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 1/05/19, 09:44 am

Here’s an abridged Chapter 1 of Freedom, Justice, and Hope: Toward a Strategy for the Poor and the Oppressed (Crossway, 1988). I wrote the full version a long time ago as a member of the Villars Committee, which led a partly successful drive to change thinking about international relief and development. The same old, same old still holds significant sway in practice, but some U.S. programs show understanding that person-to-person and church-to-church aid is usually far more effective than government-to-government grants.

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Four recent memoirs

Books
by Susan Olasky
Posted 1/03/19, 11:15 am

Educated

Tara Westover

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Bible basics

Books | Trusting the Bible, and applying it 
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 1/03/19, 11:12 am

Joel Beeke in Reformed Preaching (Crossway, 2018) shows how to preach to both minds and hearts, and illustrates his contentions with good analysis of preaching from the Reformation to Martyn Lloyd-Jones. Beeke criticizes sermons filled with subjective storytelling divorced from Biblical truth: Ideally, they should explain “how a sinner must be stripped of his self-righteousness, driven to Christ alone for salvation, and led to the joy of simple reliance on Christ.”

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