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Resources to learn more

How does an under-resourced neighborhood go from struggle to success, from despair to dignity? The path takes different twists and turns in each neighborhood, but learning from and sharing resources with others experienced in spiritual and community development is a good place to start. We invite you to learn more about Desire Street and our ministry through the links and lists below.

News & Blog

What’s in a logo?

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.89″ background_layout=”light”] What’s in a logo? The intersection of lives, leaders and neighborhoods. Those who have followed the journey that God has had Desire Street Ministries on the past 27 years might agree that His hand has been steady on His work through the people, despite literal and figurative storms, as well

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Welcome to our new site

Thanks for dropping by our newly redesigned website! If you’re familiar with Desire Street, you might notice that we have a new logo—more about that in a future post—to go with the new site. With the growth of our coaching staff through the addition of our Lead Coaches, we’ve been doing a lot of thinking

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Fear Not

Fear not! They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord. Psalm 112:7 At the turn of the new year, many of us pause to reflect on our lives and the state of our surroundings. If you only read the headlines these days, it seems that you won’t find much

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Not There Yet

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.89″ background_layout=”light”] For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision not uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith expressing itself through love. Galatians 5:6 In society at large and even in Christian circles, negative profiles around race and gender still exist. I was struck by this reality this week after the owner of the Carolina

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Out of the Abundance of the Heart

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text] To be completely honest, it is incredibly intimidating sitting on top of a mountain with a host of people who are giving their lives, and in some ways their families’ lives, to serve the poor. When you hear stories of what goes on in some of these neighborhoods, it tends to diminish

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Fathers and Mothers Wanted

As I reflect today about the ongoing violence, incivility and harshness from the alleys to the mansions in this country, I am reminded of a biblical truth in the New Testament. The Apostle says you have many mentors, but you only have a few fathers. (1 Cor 4:15) This is a fascinating statement because mentors,

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Providing Community and Support To Leaders

Video Library

Suggested Reading

10 Ways to Be a Better Neighbor 
Becca Stanley

A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward an Undivided Life
Parker J. Palmer

Catherine of Siena: Passion for the Truth‐‐Compassion for Humanity
Mary O’Driscoll

Disunity in Christ
Christena Cleveland

Divided by Faith
Emerson & Smith

Emotional Intelligence
Daniel Goleman

Free at Last?: The Gospel in the African‐American Experience
Carl F. Ellis, Jr.

Generous Justice
Timothy Keller

In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership
Henri Nouwen

Jesus and the Disinherited
Howard Thurman

Justice, Mercy and Humility: Integral mission and the poor
Edited by Tim Chester with contributions from C. Rene

Kai’Ro: The Journey of an Urban Pilgrim
Ben Sciacca

Justice, Mercy and Humility: Integral Mission and the Poor
Padilla, Tom Sine, and Elaine Storkey

Let Justice Roll Down
Dr. John M. Perkins

Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation
Parker J. Palmer

Meals from Mars: A Parable of Prejudice and Providence
Ben Sciacca

Mere Christianity
C. S. Lewis

Pilgrimage of a Soul: Contemplative Spirituality for the Active Life
Phileena Heuertz and Phyllis Tickle

Prophetic Lament
Soong Chan Rah

Ragamuffin Gospel: Good News for the Bedraggled, Beat‐Up, and Burnt Out
Brennan Manning

The Spirituality of Imperfection: Storytelling and the Search for Meaning
Ernest Kurtz and Katherine Ketcham

The Call: Finding and Fulfilling the Central Purpose of Your Life
Os Guinness

The Divine Conspiracy: Rediscovering Our Hidden Life In God
Dallas Willard

The Briarpatch Gospel: Fearlessly Following Jesus into the Thorny Places
Shayne Wheeler

The Color of Compromise
Jemar Tisby

The Heart of Christianity: Rediscovering a Life of Faith
Marcus J. Borg

The Invisible Hand: Do All Things Really Work for Good
R. C. Sproul

The Provocative Church
Dr. Graham Tomlin

The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming
Henri J. M. Nouwen

The Way of the Heart
Henri J. M. Nouwen

Thriving City Blocks
Nate Ledbetter

Under Our Skin
Benjamin Watson

Up from Slavery
Booker T. Washington

White Awake
Daniel Hill

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