The proverbs of Sam Hinkie and what he didn’t get

This post originally appeared at circleofhope.net. I jokingly posted to our Share Board last week that the Philadelphia 76ers were looking for a new general manager and president of operations. This was after Sam Hinkie, who has become notorious in Philadelphia for the unconventional way he has led our basketball team, announced his resignation. I […]

Toxic it may be, but there’s more to Amazon than that

Although I haven’t been too kind to Jeff Bezos’ empire in the past, I still personally use Amazon more than I do any other retailer. So, the New York Times’ report about what it’s like to work at Amazon caught my eye this week. It’s a long-form piece that dissects how employees have experienced being […]

Five reasons to care about development without displacement

“How do we make our neighborhoods good places to live, without making them expensive places to live?” That’s the question that the Philadelphia Coalition for Affordable Communities is trying to answer. Circle of Hope, through our compassion team Development Without Displacement, is part of this coalition. We want to make Philadelphia a great place to live […]

“Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise.” Three L-words on dialogue.

From our proverbs: Everybody gets listened to, but people who make and nurture disciples and who make love happen get listened to more. We need to keep talking. You matter, you’re part of the project, and we need your input. It’s hard to believe that your voice means something. And so explicitly stating it is […]

Teresa and three “shares” that fight income inequality

I posted a similar piece in April–I redid it when I presented at Broad & Washington last night. Starting a dialogue about Christian response to the poor can be a little challenging, especially when the contemporary Christian climate isn’t generally receptive to a systematic upheaval of our economic system. One can read the Bible and […]

Being a Christian among the sin of wealth inequality

Starting a dialogue about Christian response to the poor can be a little challenging, especially when the contemporary Christian climate isn’t generally receptive to a systematic upheaval of our economic system. One can read the Bible and see that as Christians, we should prioritize caring for the poor. One can look at contemporary figures and […]