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History repeats itself

Religion | Social justice advocacy in the evangelical church recalls the un-Biblical ideology of the social gospel movement
by Scott Allen
Posted 1/12/19, 11:08 am

Today’s social justice debate in the evangelical church feels eerily similar to the debate that led to division in the Protestant church in the early 20th century. Then, the debate didn’t center on social justice but the social gospel.

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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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WORLD’s Top 25 articles for 2018

News Of The Year | Our year-end countdown of the stories that generated the most reader traffic
by Mickey McLean
Posted 12/29/18, 10:59 am

In 2018, WORLD’s online readers were drawn to major cover stories and timely features from the magazine, daily news reports from The Sift, and insightful Saturday Series essays.

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