Faculty and Student Blog

 

The editorial team of the WCIDJ along with WCIU faculty, students and guest bloggers regularly blog on key issues in international development, analyzing the spiritual, historical and other root causes of many problems around the world. This blog is intended to provide a space for continued dialogue about many of the issues that are discussed in the WCIDJ and its scholarly forum. Check here regularly for interesting posts, as well as information about upcoming issues and events in this field.

We welcome guest posts from students and experts in the field of international development! If you would like to contribute to the blog, email us.

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Overcome Evil with Good

said, “It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me but it can keep him from lynching me and I think that is pretty important.”

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In response to the racist violence in Charlottesville VA recently, I can only be appalled. After decades of progress with laws prohibiting racial discrimination I have to conclude that our country just proved that “you can’t legislate morality.” Although, as Martin Luther King Jr. said, “It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me but it can keep him from lynching me and I think that is pretty important.”

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Here are some of the names that come to my mind when I think about some of the women who have inspired me with their impact in the field of International Development …

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What are some of the ways that you can adapt crowd sourcing in what you do?

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Evangelicals around the globe have rejoiced over the burgeoning of the Chinese House Church movement over the past several decades. This case study gives us a better perspective on some of the significant issues in China from an evangelical perspective.

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The National Institute of Malaria Research (NIMR) has found two new species of Anopheles Stephensi (urban vector) and Anopheles Culicifacies (rural vector) circulating this year in New Delhi.

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After the Messiah came, and dealt with the heaped up sin of the world, thus “destroying,” or “undoing” the works of the devil (1 John 3:8), creation was still left groaning under the burden of what Satan had done to it. Just as God subjected the people of Israel to the frustration of knowing what is right (through the Law) and not being able to fulfill it, so creation has been subjected to the frustration of “knowing” what it is meant to be and not being able to be that. The author of First John envisions the world as being in need of rescue from the hold the evil one has upon it: “the whole world lies in the [power of] the evil one” (1 John 5:19). He seems to allude (in 1 John 2:13, 14) to the need for strong champions, in the tradition of Heracles, to overcome evil wherever it is found and contribute toward the final cosmic overthrow of Satan.

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The need for international development exists because societies and their land are in chaos to one degree or another. In Isaiah 32 societal chaos is being overcome by the intervention of God’s Spirit. In this chapter we see a metaphorical image of the consequences for societies whose people practice ungodliness, who use wicked schemes to leave the hungry empty, and who destroy the poor with their lies: “The fortress will be abandoned, the noisy city deserted; citadel and watchtower will become a wasteland forever” (Isa. 32:14). Destruction and desolation are inherent in a person or society rebelling against God.

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Call for Papers

Mar 02, 2016

William Carey International Development Journal invites scholarly papers on the theme “Children and International Development” for its Spring 2016 issue. William Carey International Development Journal is the bi-annual online journal from William Carey International University, devoted to interdisciplinary research focused identifying and addressing on the historical, cultural, and spiritual roots of human problems around the world.

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