36 episodes

Effective Compassion explores what’s really working in the fight against poverty and how thinking biblically aids in the restoration of human dignity. This seasonal program is made for people who want to elicit real change because they know true hope.

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    • 4.9 • 401 Ratings

Effective Compassion explores what’s really working in the fight against poverty and how thinking biblically aids in the restoration of human dignity. This seasonal program is made for people who want to elicit real change because they know true hope.

    Effective Compassion: Hard evidence - S3.E10

    Effective Compassion: Hard evidence - S3.E10

    If we’re going to say prison ministry works, we need to know it works on a wide scale, not just for a lucky few. In other words … we need hard evidence. Leigh Jones talks to sociologist Byron Johnson about how decades of research shows that prison ministry really can facilitate true rehabilitation. And Anna Johansen Brown and Jenny Rough meet two men who are living proof of that life-changing transformation.Support Effective Compassion today at wng.org/donate (http://wng.org/donate). Additional support comes from World Help, a Christian humanitarian organization working to deliver food and Bibles to starving, persecuted Christians in North Korea, one of the most dangerous nations for Christians. A gift of $20 sends a Bible and a week's worth of food to a North Korean brother or sister. More at worldhelp.net/podcast/ (https://worldhelp.net/podcast/).North Korea is one of the most secretive, closed-off countries in the world, but World Help has a network of trusted partners there with 20+ years of experience smuggling Bibles and other aid to believers. These partners use donations to print, ship, and secretly distribute Bibles as well as food to people who have been desperately praying for help. And since North Koreans share their Bibles with trusted family and friends, each copy impacts around five people. Click here (https://worldhelp.net/podcast/) to learn more and donate.

    • 42 min
    Effective Compassion: Carried on to completion - S3.E9

    Effective Compassion: Carried on to completion - S3.E9

    Evangelism and discipleship forms the foundation of prison ministry behind bars. But those spiritual supports are just as important for inmates transitioning back to the free world. Unfortunately, they’re much less common. Leigh Jones visits two ministries in Texas that help inmates along the process of sanctification—living out the life of faith they embraced behind bars.Support Effective Compassion today at wng.org/donate (http://wng.org/donate). Additional support comes from World Help, a Christian humanitarian organization working to deliver food and Bibles to starving, persecuted Christians in North Korea, one of the most dangerous nations for Christians. A gift of $20 sends a Bible and a week's worth of food to a North Korean brother or sister. More at worldhelp.net/podcast/ (https://worldhelp.net/podcast/).North Korea is one of the most secretive, closed-off countries in the world, but World Help has a network of trusted partners there with 20+ years of experience smuggling Bibles and other aid to believers. These partners use donations to print, ship, and secretly distribute Bibles as well as food to people who have been desperately praying for help. And since North Koreans share their Bibles with trusted family and friends, each copy impacts around five people.Click here (https://worldhelp.net/podcast/) to learn more and donate.

    • 30 min
    Effective Compassion: Get out, and stay out - S3.E8

    Effective Compassion: Get out, and stay out - S3.E8

    Every year, more than 600,000 men and women convicted of serious crimes are released from U.S. federal and state prisons. Within three years of release, as many as two out of three of them are rearrested. And more than half go back to prison. That’s partly because they just don’t know how to live life on the outside. Sarah Schweinsberg visits Christian ministries in California, Massachusetts, and South Carolina helping former inmates find stable housing and jobs … and keep them.Support Effective Compassion today at wng.org/donate (http://wng.org/donate). Additional support comes from World Help, a Christian humanitarian organization working to deliver food and Bibles to starving, persecuted Christians in North Korea, one of the most dangerous nations for Christians. A gift of $20 sends a Bible and a week's worth of food to a North Korean brother or sister. More at worldhelp.net/podcast/ (https://worldhelp.net/podcast/).North Korea is one of the most secretive, closed-off countries in the world, but World Help has a network of trusted partners there with 20+ years of experience smuggling Bibles and other aid to believers. These partners use donations to print, ship, and secretly distribute Bibles as well as food to people who have been desperately praying for help. And since North Koreans share their Bibles with trusted family and friends, each copy impacts around five people.Click here (https://worldhelp.net/podcast/) to learn more and donate.

    • 25 min
    Effective Compassion: Loving the ones left behind - S3.E7

    Effective Compassion: Loving the ones left behind - S3.E7

    For every one inmate there are countless family members abandoned and left to hold together what’s left of their broken lives. Providing them the personal and spiritual essentials of Effective Compassion is fairly straightforward. And that goes a long way to encouraging—or challenging—families to stay the course when it would be easier to give up on their loved ones behind bars. Bonnie Pritchett meets Christians in Texas working to show that God, who created the family, cares about theirs and they are not serving time on the outside alone.Support Effective Compassion today at wng.org/donate (http://wng.org/donate). Additional support comes from World Help, a Christian humanitarian organization working to deliver food and Bibles to starving, persecuted Christians in North Korea, one of the most dangerous nations for Christians. A gift of $20 sends a Bible and a week's worth of food to a North Korean brother or sister. More at worldhelp.net/podcast/ (https://worldhelp.net/podcast/).North Korea is one of the most secretive, closed-off countries in the world, but World Help has a network of trusted partners there with 20+ years of experience smuggling Bibles and other aid to believers. These partners use donations to print, ship, and secretly distribute Bibles as well as food to people who have been desperately praying for help. And since North Koreans share their Bibles with trusted family and friends, each copy impacts around five people. Click here (https://worldhelp.net/podcast/) to learn more and donate.

    • 36 min
    Effective Compassion: Teach a man to fish - S3.E6

    Effective Compassion: Teach a man to fish - S3.E6

    Education is a key component to preparing inmates for life after prison. If they can’t provide for themselves and their families, they’re much more likely to return to a life of crime. Christian colleges and seminaries are among the schools going behind bars to teach marketable skills and offer four-year degrees. Jenny Rough visits a prison in Mississippi and talks to teachers and students in West Virginia to learn about college on the inside.Support Effective Compassion today at wng.org/donate (http://wng.org/donate). Additional support comes from World Help, a Christian humanitarian organization working to deliver food and Bibles to starving, persecuted Christians in North Korea, one of the most dangerous nations for Christians. A gift of $20 sends a Bible and a week's worth of food to a North Korean brother or sister. More at worldhelp.net/podcast/ (https://worldhelp.net/podcast/).North Korea is one of the most secretive, closed-off countries in the world, but World Help has a network of trusted partners there with 20+ years of experience smuggling Bibles and other aid to believers. These partners use donations to print, ship, and secretly distribute Bibles as well as food to people who have been desperately praying for help. And since North Koreans share their Bibles with trusted family and friends, each copy impacts around five people. Click here (https://worldhelp.net/podcast/) to learn more and donate.

    • 34 min
    Effective Compassion: Setting prisoners free - S3.E5

    Effective Compassion: Setting prisoners free - S3.E5

    Prisoners who meet Jesus behind bars experience true transformation. That’s the power of the gospel in prison. The basic building block of all prison ministry. It usually starts with Christians on the outside. But once prisoners grasp the meaning of grace, their testimony and changed lives make them even more effective at sharing the good news on the inside. Bonnie Pritchett visits several prisons in Texas to meet inmates who found Jesus and are now serving a life sentence as his prisoner.Support Effective Compassion today at wng.org/donate (http://wng.org/donate). Additional support comes from World Help, a Christian humanitarian organization working to deliver food and Bibles to starving, persecuted Christians in North Korea, one of the most dangerous nations for Christians. A gift of $20 sends a Bible and a week's worth of food to a North Korean brother or sister. More at worldhelp.net/podcast/ (http://worldhelp.net/podcast/).North Korea is one of the most secretive, closed-off countries in the world, but World Help has a network of trusted partners there with 20+ years of experience smuggling Bibles and other aid to believers. These partners use donations to print, ship, and secretly distribute Bibles as well as food to people who have been desperately praying for help. And since North Koreans share their Bibles with trusted family and friends, each copy impacts around five people. Click here (https://worldhelp.net/podcast/) to learn more and donate.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
401 Ratings

401 Ratings

Colton powell ,

Great reporting; learn a lot!

Love listening to Effective Compassion! I don’t hear this information anywhere else! Keep it up!

DrItaliano ,

Eye opening and encouraging.

This podcast did an excellent job of presenting the multiple facets of prison ministry. It brought to light just how many people and organizations are assisting to fill in the deficits that a secular government program can’t fill, and demonstrated how the gospel is central to any hope of long-term redemption of lives that have been thrown off course. I thoroughly enjoyed the reporting and the production quality was excellent. When it was announced that this would be the focus of this years season of affective compassion would focus on prison ministry I wondered how engaging it would be. My doubts were totally unfounded and the results were excellent. Thank you!

Nanny Gram ,

Hope

I loved the most recent season. Full of truth, compassion and most of all hope. Thank you.

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