In Episode 84, you will hear from Brian Fikkert, President of The Chalmers Center, Professor of Economics and Community Development at Covenant College, and co-author of When Helping Hurts, talking with Phil about: 

  • His journey to community development, teaching, and writing one of the most influential books on poverty alleviation ever written
  • His work with the Chalmers Center and how you can partner with them to alleviate poverty and develop communities around the world
  • The importance and necessity of collaboration, and the different levels of collaboration
  • How poverty alleviation and family strengthening is part of orphan prevention and orphan care
  • Several of the concepts discussed in When Helping Hurts
  • Why we all need to embrace our brokenness, and how we can do so
  • How we can help without hurting in short term missions and engage short term missions and child sponsorships with excellence
  • Brian’s book recommendations
  • And much more!

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