Eddie and Sue Arthur

Tag: development

Aid to Africa: Some Hard Questions

Africa Expat Wife has written a long and thoughtful piece on the issue of British Aid to Africa in a time of recession. It makes far from comfortable reading, but it asks the sorts of hard questions which… Read More

More on Malaria, Nets and Foreign Aid

My thoughts on malaria and the aid industry in Africa stirred up some comments a few weeks back. Well, tmsruge weighs in with much stronger comments than I mine, inspired by some celebrity stunt in the US that… Read More

Bald Heads and Malaria

“There is more money put into baldness drugs than into malaria,” Gates quipped, triggering laughter. “Now, baldness is a terrible thing and rich men are afflicted. That is why that priority has been set.” I’m an expert in… Read More

Aid Pandemic

Lingamish has taken a break from blogging about cats to post a thought provoking piece on the problem of aid and dependency in Africa. God sees this big world as a whole. You’re not the savior for Africa…. Read More

The Challenge of Dependency

It is so easy for Westerners to think that the problems in the developing world can be answered by pouring money into it. This is true in the political sphere but also in the mission world. It is… Read More

Keeping Our Eyes Wide Shut

This is a bit of a follow on from my recent post on the Gospel and responding to human need. It seems to me that one of the reasons that those of us in richer countries don’t respond… Read More

The Food Crisis in West Africa: A Woman’s Plight

This video speaks for itself. Bamogo picked up an ax and chopped an old stump into firewood. She gathered straw and carried it to her house to start a fire. She set a blackened pot on the flames… Read More

Lingamish on Dependency

David Ker has just posted a very thoughtful short piece on issues surrounding aid to the developing world. He particularly looks at how this effects the Bible translation project he is working on. By the way, if you… Read More

One Laptop Per Child

Sometimes an idea which can seem good in one context seems positively daft in another. There is an illustration of this in Lingamish’s treatment of the well intentioned, but ultimately unrealistic one laptop per child project. This project… Read More

When Charity Destroys Dignity

Overcoming unhealthy dependency in the Christian Movement. Glenn J. Schwartz. This is one of the books that I reckon should be read by everyone who has an involvement in cross-cultural mission work. The book is composed of a… Read More

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