In the early 70’s the South Bronx was a dilapidated landscape suffering from the crippling economic effects of White flight, governmental policies of abandonment and a ubiquitous and lethal gang culture. It was in the womb of this social suffering that hip-hop was birthed. Communities began to gather in the name of respect and inclusion to counter the hostile environment [...]Read more ›
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In the midst of eleventh hour budget negotiations over America’s fiscal future, Recovering Evangelical blogger Nate Roberts offers a compelling side-by-side comparison of the State of Minnesota and the African nation of Kenya. Who’s got it better? And who should pick up the tab to keep it that way?Read more ›
Bestselling author and humanitarian Greg Mortenson is under fire resulting from new evidence that stories reported in books like Three Cups of Tea are exaggerated at best. What can this controversy teach us about our expectations about international development and need to create heroes?Read more ›
On Tuesday, we joined forces with SelflessTee for a contest, sponsored by GOOD Magazine and Pepsi Refresh Everything, called One Selfless Act. Many thanks to all who participated. Over the weekend GOOD Magazine will be tabulating the final results. They should be ready to announce an official winner sometime early next week. Stay tuned!Read more ›
You can help Recovering Evangelical help Teach for America address the needs of under-served students in Washington D.C. (and help us undo negative perceptions of Christianity in the process). Here’s how: 1) Watch the video, 2) Vote “Recovering Evangelical”, 3) Spread the word!Read more ›
Austin Dannhaus, a young evangelical teaching in inner-city Washington, D.C., reflects on his experiences at the Teach for American 20th Anniversary summit this past weekend, specifically on the role of faith communities in closing the education gap. His three hard-hitting conclusions may surprise you.Read more ›
The achievement gap between rich and poor is divided along both socioeconomic and racial lines, and too many of our children are receiving less help instead of more despite the given hurdles they face growing up in poverty. This is more than just a broken systems issue; this is a moral issue. Education is the civil rights issue of our generation.Read more ›