Category: Faith Builders

"Name one!" Part Two

"Name one!" Part Two

It was an emotional drive leaving Atlanta and the worship service with the homeless folks and Matthew Works.  I was headed for Savannah to meet up with some wonderful leaders from various cities around the state of Georgia for another Georgia Initiative for Community Housing (GICH) retreat. GICH is a one of a kind program […]

"Name one!" Part One

"Name one!" Part One

When I was growing up, I often heard friends’ parents say, “Finish everything on your plate. There are hungry people in China.” Once I repeated this line while joking with a seminary classmate and he retorted, “Name one.”  I couldn’t.  My cynical friend made a good point.  The truth was that I didn’t and still don’t […]

My house is your house. My Kingdom is your Kingdom. (Part 1)

My house is your house. My Kingdom is your Kingdom. (Part 1)

This Thursday, Dave Landis and Allen Slabaugh and I were in our office organizing projects for some local volunteers from South Georgia Tech college.  I picked up the phone and called Ivy Nunn, one of the Greater Blessing repair program homeowners who was sponsored by Cornerstone Church in Americus during our Faith in Action Weekend last October.  […]

What the poor need is not charity, but capital. So, what do the rich need?

What the poor need is not charity, but capital. So, what do the rich need?

Since 1988, I’ve seen references to Clarence Jordan’s quote "What the poor need is not charity, but capital, not caseworkers but coworkers."  I remember being moved by this concept.  Once I went to an amusement park wearing a red t-shirt with the quote in bright yellow lettering and I got compliments from folks while standing […]

Millard Fuller Legacy Build 2010 -"Truly we have met God this week."

Millard Fuller Legacy Build 2010 -"Truly we have met God this week."

Today was the final day of the Millard Fuller Legacy Build week and it was amazing!  The houses were dedicated and we had a wonderful closing supper and ceremony.  It was time to say goodbye to our friends, but we knew it was only a temporary time away from each other, as plans are already […]

Millard Fuller Legacy Build 2010-The Holy Spirit working in and through community

Millard Fuller Legacy Build 2010-The Holy Spirit working in and through community

James Mulholland is a pastor, an author and holds the title "Community Builder" for our partner organization Southeast Neighborhood Development (SEND).  He has traveled to my neighborhood to visit Koinonia Farm where he visited and offered workshops.  Today I had the opportunity and pleasure to meet Jim for the first time. He took time out […]

Millard Fuller Legacy Build 2010 – Interview with volunteers about faith motivations

Millard Fuller Legacy Build 2010 – Interview with volunteers about faith motivations

Today I interviewed four incredible volunteer construction workers.  I had heard from the men and realized it was time to share some of the faith motivations of women working on the build. I caught up with Erika Anderson while she was taking a break from leading a crew of volunteers installing shingles on the roof […]