The above article discerns that the your economic head-start is a key determinant in economic viability for individuals. As we the church attempt to address the widening economic gap in our own country and other countries around the world, we might want to begin looking at the systemic issues that are causing the gap to widen. As I have stated before, there is a great need for immediate care of food, clothing, and shelter. But that is only the beginning of the solution. The other side of the equation is helping break the cycle which, in my opinion, is grounded in but not limited to education, micro-credit lending, and mentoring.
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I'm one of the pastors at First United Methodist Church in Lexington, Kentucky where I've served for the past twelve years. My wife Susan and I have three children: Madelyn, Marshall and Melisa. When we aren't attending a ballet or ballgame somewhere, you can find us...oh who am I kidding... this season of life always finds us at a ballgame (Marshall and Melisa) or a ballet (somewhat less now that Madelyn is living in Anapolis, MD.). The sub-title of this blog is "Grace is no accident" which happens to be the defining reality of my life. God's grace (gift) is the reason we have breath in our lungs and hope in our hearts. View all posts by Todd Nelson