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Screwtape Makes Deep Advance by Surprising Right Flank

By Gary Moore

“Looking for a True Conservative: A conservative, in the best sense,

sees the world and its inhabitants as an interdependent organism…. And,

needless to say, an acceptable conservative is not one who thinks all the

answers are obvious but is a modest person who admits that problems are

not easily solved, that perfection is unattainable in this world and that it is

often necessary to admit mistakes, change one’s mind and start again.”

Paul Johnson

Forbes

November 16, 2009
Several years ago I managed the retirement plan of Willow Creek Church, the mega-church outside Chicago. When I’d go there, a local evangelical radio station would have me do a show. One show was about how we might help the poor of the US and the world. I mentioned two ideas that I personally utilized. One was Opportunity International, on whose board I have served. It is a Christian micro-enterprise lending ministry also located just outside Chicago. It raises money here so it can make tiny loans of about $200 in the third world so the poor can start businesses. That idea has since boomed.

The other idea I mentioned was the South Shore Bank in Chicago, where I’ve had a CD for over twenty years. It was partially owned by Christian denominations as its mission was to bring money into the inner-city to rehabilitate affordable housing. This life-long conservative Christian liked that as it created jobs, thereby getting people off welfare. In addition, Read the rest of this entry »

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