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Ccih2019 hope-he-calls-you-fikkert

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Best-selling author and poverty alleviation expert Brian Fikkert, PhD of the Chalmers Center for Economic Development explores how even tiny Christian ministries have the capacity to advance high-impact interventions to bring lasting change.

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Ccih2019 hope-he-calls-you-fikkert

  1. 1. The Hope to which He has Called You © 2019 The Chalmers Center Dr. Brian Fikkert Chalmers Center for Economic Development at Covenant College www.chalmers.org
  2. 2. © 2019 The Chalmers Center
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  4. 4. What Does Christ Community Health Center Have to Offer? © 2019 The Chalmers Center
  5. 5. The Answer Depends on Your Theory of Change © 2019 The Chalmers Center
  6. 6. A “theory of change” or (“story of change”) answers two questions: 1. What is the goal? 2. How can the goal be achieved? © 2019 The Chalmers Center
  7. 7. Two false stories of change dominate the poverty alleviation industry © 2019 The Chalmers Center
  8. 8. False Story #1: Western Naturalism © 2019 The Chalmers Center
  9. 9. © 2019 The Chalmers Center Nature of God in Western Naturalism
  10. 10. Body © 2019 The Chalmers Center Nature of Humanity in Western Naturalism
  11. 11. Story of Change of Western Naturalism: a. What is the goal?: Physical Well-Being b. How can this be achieved? Technological Mastery © 2019 The Chalmers Center
  12. 12. What Does Christ Community Health Center Have to Offer? © 2019 The Chalmers Center
  13. 13. Adapted from Rubén Hernández-Murillo , Christopher J. Martinek, “Dismal Science Tackles Happiness Data”, The Regional Economist (Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Vol. 18, Issue 1, January 2010), 15. © 2019 The Chalmers Center
  14. 14. Adapted from Jeffrey D. Sachs, “Restoring American Happiness”, World Happiness Report 2017 (Independent publication, John F. Helliwell, Richard Layard, and Jeffrey D. Sachs, editors, 2017), 179. © 2019 The Chalmers Center
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  16. 16. Adapted from Jean M. Twenge, Brittany Gentile, C. Nathan DeWall, Debbie Ma, Katharine Lacefield, David R. Schurtz, “Birth Cohort Increases in Psychopathology among Young Americans, 1938-2007: A Cross-Temporal Meta-Analysis of the MMPI”, Clinical Psychology Review, Vol. 30, #8 (Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2010), 151. © 2019 The Chalmers Center
  17. 17. False Story #2: Evangelical Gnosticism © 2019 The Chalmers Center
  18. 18. © 2019 The Chalmers Center Nature of God in Evangelical Gnosticism
  19. 19. Body © 2019 The Chalmers Center Nature of Humanity in Evangelical Gnosticism
  20. 20. Body Mind © 2019 The Chalmers Center Nature of Humanity in Evangelical Gnosticism
  21. 21. Body Mind © 2019 The Chalmers Center Nature of Humanity in Evangelical Gnosticism
  22. 22. Story of Change of Evangelical Gnosticsm… © 2019 The Chalmers Center 1. The goal: Get soul saved and physical well-being 2. The way to achieve the goal: a. For the Soul: Evangelism b. For the Body: Technological Mastery
  23. 23. What Does Christ Community Health Center Have to Offer? © 2019 The Chalmers Center
  24. 24. Adapted from Jean M. Twenge, Brittany Gentile, C. Nathan DeWall, Debbie Ma, Katharine Lacefield, David R. Schurtz, “Birth Cohort Increases in Psychopathology among Young Americans, 1938-2007: A Cross-Temporal Meta-Analysis of the MMPI”, Clinical Psychology Review, Vol. 30, #8 (Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2010), 151. © 2019 The Chalmers Center
  25. 25. God’s Story of Change © 2019 The Chalmers Center
  26. 26. Creation © 2019 The Chalmers Center
  27. 27. © 2019 The Chalmers Center The True Nature of God
  28. 28. Body © 2019 The Chalmers Center The Nature of Humanity
  29. 29. Body Soul © 2019 The Chalmers Center The Nature of Humanity
  30. 30. Body Mind Will Affections © 2019 The Chalmers Center The Nature of Humanity
  31. 31. © 2019 The Chalmers Center Body Mind Affections Will The Nature of Humanity
  32. 32. © 2019 The Chalmers Center The Nature of Humanity
  33. 33. The Goal of the Biblical Story of Change: People experience human flourishing when they serve as priest-kings, using their mind, affections, will, and bodies to enjoy loving relationships with God, self, others, and the rest of creation. © 2019 The Chalmers Center
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  36. 36. Fall © 2019 The Chalmers Center
  37. 37. Impacts of the Fall on the Human Being © 2019 The Chalmers Center
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  40. 40. Redemption © 2019 The Chalmers Center
  41. 41. Colossians 1:19-20 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him (Jesus), and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross. © 2019 The Chalmers Center
  42. 42. My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. John 17: 20-21 © 2019 The Chalmers Center
  43. 43. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus. Ephesians 2:6 © 2019 The Chalmers Center
  44. 44. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! II Corinthians 5:17 © 2019 The Chalmers Center
  45. 45. The Restoration of the Human Being © 2019 The Chalmers Center
  46. 46. But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light. I Peter 2:9 © 2019 The Chalmers Center
  47. 47. The Goal of the Biblical Story of Change: People experience human flourishing when they serve as priest-kings, using their mind, affections, will, and bodies to enjoy loving relationships with God, self, others, and the rest of creation. © 2019 The Chalmers Center
  48. 48. The Way to Achieve the Goal in the Biblical Story of Change: Through the gift of the Son and the Spirit, the triune God accomplishes our reconciliation with God, self, others, and the rest of creation. © 2019 The Chalmers Center
  49. 49. What Does Christ Community Health Center Have to Offer? © 2019 The Chalmers Center
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  51. 51. What Does Christ Community Health Center Have to Offer? © 2019 The Chalmers Center
  52. 52. Ephesians 1:18-21 © 2019 The Chalmers Center I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come.

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