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More Than Good Intentions–II

Yesterday’s post highlighted the critical importance of study, preparation, reflection and diligence in seeking to serve orphans.  The assumption that good intentions are sufficient often makes for ugly outcomes.  True love always seeks to serve wisely and well. As noted, thoughtful Christians have every reason to draw from insightful researchers and effective practitioners of all […]


More Than Good Intentions

The story of philanthropy—both Christian and nonreligious—is often one of noble intention that accomplishes little.  Sometimes, it’s even made matters worse.  I remember hearing Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf put words to this dilemma a few years ago at a gathering in Washington, DC.  She described billions and billions of western aid dollars spent on her […]