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Last update: 2012-05-17

PU 056: The Healthiest Way to Give

2012-05-17 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 20s

Today I’m going back to one of the most basic lessons about poverty--one that everyone needs to understand but very few people actually get. It’s the infamous issue of dependency. Listen to this 20-minute episode to become an instant expert on the topic—or at least to get started with what you need to know.

 

I also took some time to address the question that everyone seems to ask: What should I do instead? It’s not hard to avoid dependency—it’s really not!—after you grasp a few basic concepts.

 

Let me know what you think of this episode! What else would you add?

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PU 055: A Life Surrendered to God

2012-02-07 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 20s

Check out the show notes on povertyunlocked.com

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PU 054: The Purpose of the Poor

2011-12-20 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 38s

Is there a positive purpose to poverty? Marty Martin shares his thoughts on the purpose of the poor, which he says is for “the elevation of all humanity.”

 

The story of Lazarus and the rich man, told by Jesus in Luke 16:19-31, illuminates the idea that the opportunity to respond to people in poverty is actually an invitation from God.

 

Marty also responds to these other common questions.

 

Can we use the story of Lazarus and the rich man to determine who is going to heaven? Are rich people forbidden from going to heaven? How are the poor elevated through their poverty?

 

Marty Martin serves with Food for the Hungry as Chief Operating Officer for the Global Service Center, Phoenix. Marty has over 30 years of experience in pastoral ministry, relief and development operations, and corporate management in Africa, Asia and North America. Trained as an Air Force pilot he also possesses a Masters degree from Covenant Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Humanities degree from Colorado Christian University. Marty has been with Food for the Hungry since 2005.

 

In the message, Marty challenges listeners to become involved with Food for the Hungry. Check out some of the opportunities for involvement: church partnerships, sponsoring a child, running with FH World Sports, Hunger Corps (long-term service), and careers.


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PU 053: Best Practices in Orphan Care

2011-10-24 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 23s

An interview with Amanda Cox, coordinator for the Faith to Action Initiative. Amanda focuses on best practices in orphan care, emphasizing that God’s plan for children involves families. She discusses times when orphanage care is a necessary option, and other times when family-based options for orphans can be found.

View the full show notes at povertyunlocked.com

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PU 052: How to Say "I Love You" - Jul 18, 2011

2011-07-18 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 12m 50s

We explore what it means to be made in God’s image. Listen and find unexpected ways to say “I love you”--and surprising ways we might be undermining the message. http://povertyunlocked.com…

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PU 052: How to Say "I Love You"

2011-07-17 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 12s

When we walk with people living in poverty, communicating God’s love is one of the most important messages we bear. For those who feel forgotten by God and devalued by the world, the truth of God’s love can transform everything.

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PU 051: God's Surprising Solution to Poverty

2011-06-01 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 38m 58s

Is clean water the solution to poverty? Health care? Education? God's solution just might surprise you.…

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PU 051: God’s Surprising Solution to Poverty

2011-05-31 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 38s

Is clean water the solution to poverty? Or is it health care? Education, perhaps?

In this audio episode, Wendy McMahan speaks from years of experience in serving vulnerable communities and observing transformational development through the work of Food for the Hungry.

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PU 050: Planning Your Mission Trip

2011-02-02 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 23m 25s

Mission trips can be unpredictable, but following a few simple rules can take the guesswork out of the experience. In this interview, Heidi Hatch shares seven standards that every short-term team leader needs to know. These principles apply to any Christ…

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PU 050: Planning Your Mission Trip

2011-01-31 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 23s

Mission trips can be unpredictable, but following a few simple guidelines can take the guesswork out of the experience. In this interview, Heidi Hatch shares seven standards that every short-term team leader needs to know. These principles apply to any Christian mission team, whether they are planning a building project, medical mission, service team, or vision trip.

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PU 049: World AIDS Day 2010

2010-11-23 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 13m 29s

Kim Buttonow is HIV AIDS Programs Coordinator for Food for the Hungry.…

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PU 049: World AIDS Day 2010

2010-11-22 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 13s

World AIDS Day is December 1, 2010.  In this audio episode, Kim Buttonow answers questions about progress made towards preventing and treating HIV/AIDS. Kim Buttonow is HIV/AIDS Programs Coordinator for Food for the Hungry.

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PU 048: Orphan Care

2010-10-24 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 30s

In Zeway, Ethiopia, over 100 orphans have lost both of their parents. With no social safety net for children, orphans are often left to care for themselves. They feel alone and forgotten. But God has not forgotten them.

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PU 048: Orphan Care - Oct 22, 2010

2010-10-22 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 30m 11s

In Zeway, Ethiopia, over 100 orphans have lost both of their parents. With no social safety net for children, orphans are often left to care for themselves. They feel alone and forgotten. But God has not forgotten them.…

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PU 047: Violence Against Women - Sep 3, 2010

2010-09-04 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 12m 49s

More women and girls have been killed in the last 50 years by gender injustice than men were killed in military battles in the last 100 years. Jayme Cloninger, Public Policy Consultant for FH, shares about IVAWA.…

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PU 047: Violence Against Women

2010-09-02 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 12s

All too often, women are the face of poverty and injustice. More women and girls have been killed in the last 50 years by the hands of gender-injustice than men were killed in military battles in the last 100 years. At least one in every three women globally has been beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused in her lifetime.

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PU 046: Why Ideas Matter - May 19, 2010

2010-05-20 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 13m 5s

Anne Brown reveals the invisible causes of poverty: ideas. Examples from Guatemala, Zimbabwe, and India show the transformational effects that biblical ideas can have on impoverished communities—and the tragic consequences of destructive ideas.…

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PU 046: Why Ideas Matter

2010-05-18 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 13s

Anne Brown reveals the invisible causes of poverty: ideas. Examples from Guatemala, Zimbabwe, and India show the transformational effects that biblical ideas can have on impoverished communities—and the tragic consequences of destructive ideas.

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PU 045: Six Steps to End Poverty - Feb 17, 2010 (Laying the Foundation #4)

2010-02-18 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 24m 24s

Six obstacles to positive change.…

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PU 045: Six Steps to End Poverty (Laying the Foundation #4)

2010-02-16 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 24s

Why do people remain poor?

This episode addresses six obstacles to positive change for people living in poverty. When all six of these obstacles are lifted, the change process can occur.

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PU 044: Three Mistakes to Avoid in Short Term Missions

2009-12-18 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 16m 8s

Good intentions aren’t always enough in missions. When churches and individuals go on short-term teams to communities in developing countries, they need to think carefully about the messages they send—not just verbally, but also through their actions…

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PU 044: Three Mistakes to Avoid in Short-term Missions

2009-12-16 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 16s

Good intentions aren’t always enough in missions. When churches and individuals go on short-term teams to communities in developing countries, they need to think carefully about the messages they send – not just verbally, but also through their actions. In this interview, Steve Corbett shares three mistakes to avoid when participating in short-term missions.

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PU 043: Preventing AIDS Among Women - Nov 30, 2009

2009-12-01 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 20m 5s

World AIDS Day is December 1, 2009. In this interview, Carolyn Wetzel shares the story of 36 African women who turned away from prostitution when they found a better way.…

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PU 043: Preventing AIDS Among Women

2009-11-29 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 20s

World AIDS Day is December 1, 2009. In this interview, Carolyn Wetzel shares the story of 36 African women who turned away from prostitution when they were shown a way out.

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PU 042: Overcoming AIDS - Nov 9, 2009

2009-11-10 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 34m 23s

HIV/AIDS is not only a subject of global concern--it's an issue embodied by real people every day. In this interview, Kim Buttonow tells the story of a teenager named Claire and the courageous woman who saved her life.…

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PU 042: Overcoming AIDS

2009-11-08 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 34s

HIV/AIDS is not only a subject of global concern–it’s an issue embodied by real people every day. In this interview, Kim Buttonow tells the story of a teenager named Claire and the courageous woman who saved her life.

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PU 041: Child Headed Households - Oct 9, 2009

2009-10-10 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 18m 14s

Chad Mower describes an unforgettable experience in Ethiopia.…

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PU 041: Child Headed Households

2009-10-08 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 18s

There are 132 million orphans in Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and Latin America. In some parts of Sub-Saharan Africa,  one of every ten children is an orphan. The need for orphan care is staggering. In this interview, Chad Mower shares about a unforgettable 13-year-old he met in Ethiopia while on an open team. It’s a story of finding hope in a tragic situation.

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PU 040: Walking With The Poor - Sep 11, 2009

2009-09-11 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 9m 44s

In this interview, Bryant Myers discusses the definition of poverty, the definition of transformation, and the biggest challenge facing development workers today.…

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PU 040: Walking With The Poor

2009-09-10 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 9s

In this interview, Bryant Myers responds to three questions…

What is your definition of poverty? What is your definition of transformation? What is the biggest challenge facing development workers today? …

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PU 039: When Helping Hurts - Aug 20, 2009

2009-08-21 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 20m 39s

An interview with Brian Fikkert, co-author of When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor… And Yourself.…

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PU 039: When Helping Hurts

2009-08-19 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 20s

I had the opportunity to interview Brian Fikkert, co-author of When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor… And Yourself.

In this conversation, Fikkert discusses…

Diagnosing the causes of poverty How Western materialism has infected Christians’ work among the poor How Christians can use their gifts to do meaningful ministry Ministering out of brokenness …

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PU 038: Ideas Matter - Jul 24, 2009

2009-07-25 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 23m 29s

In this third foundational episode, we look at the roots of poverty. If we provide food, health, and education to people living in poverty, will we solve the problem? Or does poverty run deeper?…

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PU 038: Ideas Matter (Laying the Foundation #3)

2009-07-23 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 23s

In this third foundational episode, we look at the roots of poverty. If we provide food, health, and education to people living in poverty, will we solve the problem? Or does poverty run deeper?

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PU 037: New Heaven and New Earth - Jun 19, 2009

2009-06-19 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 15m 52s

Our daily life is influenced by the way we understand heaven and God's kingdom. In this interview, Beth Allen shares insight gained from reading Surprised by Hope by N.T. Wright. Beth applies an understanding of the new heaven and new earth to cross-cult…

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PU 037: New Heaven and New Earth

2009-06-18 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 15s

Our daily life is influenced by the way we understand heaven and God’s kingdom. In this interview, Beth Allen shares insight gained from reading Surprised by Hope by N.T. Wright. Beth applies an understanding of the new heaven and new earth to cross-cultural work, the local church, and Christians’ circles of influence.

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PU 036: Church Partnerships - Jun 5, 2009

2009-06-06 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 16m 37s

Alisa Schmitz answers questions about church partnerships. When a church in the U.S. partners with a community in the developing world, life change occurs on both sides of the relationship. The overseas community can be released from poverty, and the U.S…

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PU 036: Church Partnerships

2009-06-04 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 16s

Alisa Schmitz answers questions about church partnerships. When a church in the U.S. partners with a community in the developing world, life change occurs on both sides of the relationship. The overseas community can be released from poverty, and the U.S. church can also learn and grow. Ultimately, church partnerships exist to bring about the Kingdom of God.

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PU 035: No Shortcuts (Laying the Foundation #2) – May 14, 2009

2009-05-29 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 16m 24s

Converts versus disciples. This episode talks about the kingdom of God, missional living, and the most sustainable ways to share Christ.…

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PU 034: The Next Pandemic - Apr 30, 2009

2009-05-29 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 24m 54s

The truth about H1N1 Flu, also known as Swine Flu. Health Programs Coordinator Carolyn Wetzel explains the pandemic threat, separating hype from real concerns. She also analyzes the threat to the developing world.…

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PU 033: Why We Ship Goods Overseas - Apr 16, 2009

2009-05-29 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 18m 38s

Questions and answers about gifts in kind. Are handouts ever appropriate in community development?…

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PU 032: The Birth of Poverty (Laying the Foundation #1) - Apr 2, 2009

2009-05-29 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 22m 1s

The roots of poverty go all the way back to Genesis. God's heart for the poor involves reconciliation of spiritual, physical, social and mental relationships. In this episode we ask, "Where did poverty start?"…

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PU 031: Surviving an Economic Downturn - Feb 27, 2009

2009-05-29 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 19m 10s

People who live in poverty are experts on how to get through tough economic times. Here are some tips learned from people who live on less than two dollars a day.…

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PU 030: Recording Artist Jeremy Willet on Poverty - Feb 6, 2009

2009-05-29 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 21m 16s

A conversation with recording artist Jeremy Willet.…

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PU 029: The Poverty of Abundance - Jan 21, 2009

2009-05-29 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 19m 20s

One billion people worldwide are overweight or obese, while another billion are hungry. Alisa Keeton, creator of Weigh Less to Feed More, shares her thoughts on obesity and poverty.…

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PU 028: Conflict in Democratic Republic of Congo - Jan 9, 2009

2009-05-29 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 24m 6s

Democratic Republic of Congo has experienced a 20-year civil war, with millions of deaths and internally displaced people. Chris Sheach, consultant with the Food for the Hungry Relief Unit, shares the reality from his experiences on the ground in Congo.…

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PU 027: Do Not Miss Christmas - Dec 5, 2008

2009-05-29 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 22m 32s

Isaiah prophesied of a Messiah who would rescue the poor. At Christmas, we celebrate this Messiah… or do we?…

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PU 026: Worms - Nov 21, 2008

2009-05-29 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 8m 38s

Two billion people worldwide are affected by parasitic worms. These worms keep children's bodies from absorbing the nutrients they need from the food they consume, affecting physical and intellectual development. In this interview, Karen Neiswender discu…

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PU 024: Myanmar Cyclone - May 10, 2008

2009-05-29 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 10m 4s

An up-to-the-minute update on relief efforts in Myanmar. Sara Sywulka of the Relief Unit of Food for the Hungry shares an insider's perspective.…

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PU 023: Thinking about HIV/AIDS - May 2, 2008

2009-05-29 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 17m 19s

A counseling technique that is preventing HIV/AIDS in Africa.…

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PU 022: The Pastor and the Grocery Store - Apr 9, 2008

2009-05-29 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 9m 48s

The story of how one missionary’s theology was forever changed by a grocery store in Africa.…

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PU 021: Studying Abroad in Africa - Mar 21, 2008

2009-05-29 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 18m 7s

Caitlin Daniel spent a semester in East Africa. In this interview she shares lessons from her experience in Uganda that apply to any world traveler.…

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PU 020: A Place Where Children Do Not Die - Mar 6, 2008

2009-05-29 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 33m 42s

Carolyn Wetzel explains the Care Group Model, an approach to child survival that multiplies impact and empowers community members.…

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PU 019: Eight Reasons to Get Personally Involved with the Poor - Feb 14, 2008

2009-05-29 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 20m 31s

Anne McCain shares eight reasons for Christians to develop personal relationships with the poor beyond reading the newspaper and sending money.…

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PU 018: The Whole Truth, The Whole Gospel with Amy Sherman - Jan 30, 2008

2009-05-29 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 42m 4s

Dr. Amy Sherman shares “The Whole Truth, The Whole Gospel: Holistic Ministry in Your Community.” Recorded at Making All Things New 2007.…

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PU 017: New Year's Resolutions - Jan 16, 2008

2009-05-29 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 13m 58s

Three New Year’s resolutions that will change the world--really. Plus, tips for keeping your New Year’s resolutions.…

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PU 016: Choices that Save Lives, Part 2 - Dec 11, 2007

2009-05-29 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 24m 2s

This is the second part of an interview with Tom Davis, Director of Health Programs at FH, on Barrier Analysis.…

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PU 015: Choices that Save Lives - Dec 4, 2007

2009-05-29 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 22m 20s

An interview with Tom Davis, Director of Health Programs. He discusses Barrier Analysis as a tool for helping people make healthy choices that can save their lives.…

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PU 014: HIV/AIDS in Africa - Nov 19, 2007

2009-05-29 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 29m 22s

World AIDS Day Podcast. What you thought you knew. An interview with Kim Buttonow.…

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PU 013: Thanksgiving in the Hard Places - Nov 16, 2007

2009-05-29 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 10m 57s

Thankfulness among the poor.…

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PU 012: How to Secure God's Blessing - Nov 9, 2007

2009-05-29 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 12m 29s

God promises His blessings and guidance when His people serve the poor. Isaiah 58.…

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PU 011: Equipping the Local Church - Nov 2, 2007

2009-05-29 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 12m 33s

Local churches have the ability and responsibility to serve as agents of change in their communities. An example from Bolivia.…

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PU 010: Insights from a Short-term Team - Oct 23, 2007

2009-05-29 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 21m 7s

An interview with Josh Kienzle on lessons learned from colonialism and taking the posture of a cross-cultural learner.…

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PU 009: Learning from the Life of Christ - Oct 15, 2007

2009-05-29 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 17m 31s

Five ways we can learn from Jesus’ posture in caring for the poor.…

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PU 008: Dependency - Oct 3, 2007

2009-05-29 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 14m 28s

Today we look at how we can minister to the poor without taking over their lives, their communities and their goals.…

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PU 007: Made in the Image of God - Sep 27, 2007

2009-05-29 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 16m 50s

The poor are image-bearers of God, but well-meaning Christians sometimes send a different message.…

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PU 006: Why People Stay Poor - Sep 14, 2007

2009-05-29 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 16m 31s

Approaches that truly release people from poverty, rather than encouraging dependency and long-term relief.…

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PU 005: The Transformation Toolkit - Sep 5, 2007

2009-05-29 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 10m 39s

Four simple tools that facilitate wholistic development.…

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PU 004: Ideas Have Consequences - Aug 28, 2007

2009-05-29 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 18m 8s

Worldview is the key to unlocking poverty. This episode looks at HIV/AIDS, Gnosticism, Animism, and the American myth of happiness.…

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PU 003: The Tragedy of Taking Shortcuts - Aug 2, 2007

2009-05-29 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 14m 53s

Converts or disciples? The example of Rwanda gives a compelling argument for discipleship.…

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PU 002: Poverty Started Somewhere - Jul 30, 2007

2009-05-29 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 20m 2s

The roots of poverty go all the way back to Genesis. Reconciliation offered by God is spiritual, physical, social and mental.…

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PU 001: Introduction - Jul 30, 2007

2009-05-29 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 9m 13s

An introduction to poverty, hunger issues, and Christian wholistic development.…

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PU 035: No Shortcuts (Laying the Foundation #2)

2009-05-13 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 16s

This episode is the second in a series called “Laying the Foundation,” an update on the introductory episodes of Poverty Unlocked.

“’I just brought you the kingdom of God, and it’s a size 7 pair of shoes. But don’t thank me! Thank God…’ Does that strike anybody else as a pretty shallow kingdom?”

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PU 034: The Next Pandemic

2009-04-29 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 24s

The truth about H1N1 Flu, also known as Swine Flu. Carolyn Wetzel explains the pandemic threat, separating hype from real concerns, and analyzes the threat to the developing world.

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PU 033: Why We Ship Goods Overseas

2009-04-15 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 18s

Questions and answers about gifts in kind. Are handouts ever appropriate in community development?

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PU 032: The Birth of Poverty (Laying the Foundation #1)

2009-04-01 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 22s

This episode is the first in a series called “Laying the Foundation,” an update on the introductory episodes of Poverty Unlocked.

Poverty started in Genesis. It was solved by the Christ’s work on our behalf. Because of Christ’s work, poverty can be overcome today, and it will be completely solved when God brings about a new heaven and earth. Understanding the Biblical story of poverty helps us to understand how Christians should respond to injustice and worldwide needs.

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PU 031: Surviving an Economic Downturn

2009-02-26 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 19s

People who live in poverty are experts on how to get through tough economic times. Here are some tips learned from people who live on less than two dollars a day.

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PU 030: Recording Artist Jeremy Willet on Poverty

2009-02-05 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 21s

Three brothers – Jeremy, Justin and Jordan Willet – make up the band Willet. In this interview, Jeremy Willet shares the heart of the band, his experiences in Ethiopia, and how Christians can make a difference in the fight against poverty–no matter what their profession. Jeremy invites you to e-mail him with your comments.

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PU 029: The Poverty of Abundance

2009-01-20 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 19s

One billion people worldwide are overweight or obese, while another billion are hungry. Alisa Keeton shares her thoughts on one link between obesity and poverty.

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PU 028: Conflict in Democratic Republic of Congo

2009-01-08 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 24s

Democratic Republic of Congo has experienced a 20-year civil war, with millions of deaths and internally displaced people. Chris Sheach shares the reality from his experiences on the ground in Congo.

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PU 027: Do Not Miss Christmas

2008-12-04 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 22s

Isaiah prophesied of a Messiah who would rescue the poor. At Christmas, we celebrate this Messiah… or do we?

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PU 026: Worms

2008-11-20 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 8s

Two billion people worldwide are affected by parasitic worms. These worms keep children’s bodies from absorbing the nutrients they need from the food they consume, affecting physical and intellectual development. In this interview, Karen Neiswender discusses the combination of interventions needed for children infected by worms: treatment, education and prevention.

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PU 025: Raising Children with God’s Heart for the Poor

2008-11-05 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 12s

Ideas for getting past selfishness and self-absorption with our children.

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PU 024: Myanmar Cyclone

2008-05-09 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 10s

An up-to-the-minute update on relief efforts in Myanmar. Sara Sywulka of the Relief Unit at Food for the Hungry shares an insider’s perspective.

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PU 023: Thinking about HIV/AIDS

2008-05-01 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 17s

We often hear talk about how medications and education can fight HIV/AIDS, but how much do we hear about counseling as a cure? Mitzi Hanold shares a counseling technique that is preventing HIV/AIDS in Africa.

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PU 022: The Pastor and the Grocery Store

2008-04-08 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 9s

The story of how one missionary’s theology was forever changed by a grocery store in Africa. In this humorous and insightful story, Dwight Jackson describes how he came to embrace holistic ministry.

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PU 021: Studying Abroad in Africa

2008-03-20 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 18s

Caitlin Daniel spent a semester in Africa with the Go ED semester abroad program. In this interview she shares lessons from her experience that apply to any world traveler.

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PU 020: A Place Where Children Do Not Die

2008-03-05 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 33s

Carolyn Wetzel shares a tool called the Care Group Model, which mobilizes community members in developing communities to share health information with one another. It’s a low-cost, highly effective, far-reaching way to save children’s lives. Carolyn also discusses the biblical truths communicated by the innate structure of care groups.

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PU 019: Eight Reasons to Get Personally Involved with the Poor

2008-02-13 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 20s

Anne McCain shares eight reasons for Christians to develop personal relationships with the poor beyond reading the newspaper and sending money.

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PU 018: The Whole Truth, The Whole Gospel with Amy Sherman

2008-01-29 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 42s

Dr. Amy Sherman shares “The Whole Truth, The Whole Gospel: Holistic Ministry in Your Community.” Recorded at Making All Things New 2007.

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PU 017: New Year’s Resolutions

2008-01-15 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 13s

Three New Year’s resolutions that will change the world – really.

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PU 015: Choices that Save Lives

2007-12-03 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 22s

In this interview with Tom Davis, we learn why homes are more important than hospitals in health care. Tom discusses Barrier Analysis as a tool for helping people make healthy choices that can save their lives.

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PU 014: HIV/AIDS in Africa

2007-11-18 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 29s

As World AIDS Day approaches, Kim Buttonow discusses HIV/AIDS in Africa.

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PU 013: Thanksgiving in the Hard Places

2007-11-15 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 10s

Thankfulness among the poor.

Are the poor thankful? For what? Listen to reports from people working with poor and marginalized people around the world.

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PU 012: How to Secure God’s Blessing

2007-11-08 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 12s

In Isaiah 58, God promises to bless and guide those who serve the poor.

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PU 011: Equipping the Local Church

2007-11-01 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 12s

Local churches have the ability and responsibility to serve as agents of change in their communities. Celeste Brown of Food for the Hungry shares principles from the Church Strengthening Program in El Alto, Bolivia.

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PU 010: Insights from a Short-term Team

2007-10-22 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 21s

An interview with Josh Kienzle on lessons learned from colonialism and taking the posture of a cross-cultural learner.

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PU 009: Learning from the Life of Christ

2007-10-14 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 17s

Five ways we can learn from Jesus’ posture in caring for the poor.

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PU 008: Dependency

2007-10-02 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 14s

Today we look at how we can minister to the poor without taking over their lives, their communities, and their goals.

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PU 007: Made in the Image of God

2007-09-26 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 16s

The poor are image-bearers of God, but well-meaning Christians sometimes send a different message.

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PU 006: Why People Stay Poor

2007-09-13 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 16s

Why is it so hard for people to pull themselves out of poverty? In this episode we consider how people change and what keeps them from changing. Conclusions are drawn for charitable giving.

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PU 005: The Transformation Toolkit

2007-09-04 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 10s

Four simple tools that facilitate wholistic development.

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PU 004: Ideas Have Consequences

2007-08-27 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 18s

Worldview is the key for solving poverty.

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PU 003: The Tragedy of Taking Shortcuts

2007-08-01 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 14s

Converts or disciples? What’s the difference?

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PU 001: Introduction

2007-07-30 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 9s

Welcome to our first episode! Today we share statistics on global poverty and what to expect from this podcast.

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PU 002: Poverty Started Somewhere

2007-07-29 :: povertyunlocked@fh.org (Wendy McMahan)
Length: 20s

In this episode we ask, “Where did poverty start?”

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