Let’s be honest. There are some posts you naturally want to read and there are others that just don’t interest you at all. I can post about Rob Bell, Mark Driscoll, talk politics, or the uber traffic magnet – Mac computers – and attract at least 4000 reads/post. But bring up something like homelessness and I might be lucky to get 200 readers. That’s 5% for those that don’t have my mad math skills.
So, I’d like to challenge you to do your good deed for the day and read this post about homelessness.
There are two main things I have learned over the years of living and engaging in the urban context.
- Homeless is a very broad word that unfairly is used to portray the totality of a very diverse group of people.
- Homelessness is a very complex and real problem that will only increase in light of the economic downturn.
I don’t have all the answers but it’s simply not acceptable to not do anything. Several weeks ago, a group of pastors I meet with regularly hosted a representative from the mayor’s office of Seattle to ask, push back, and learn about what the city is doing. It was actually pretty helpful. We learned that the city devotes 38 million dollars in various ways to serve the homeless and displaced. But is it making an impact?
But how is the [C]hurch responding? Continue reading “the blog post no one wants to read”