The Author

Brian Fikkert is the founder and executive director of The Chalmers Center at Covenant College, where he also serves as a professor of economics and community development. He is the co-author with Steve Corbett of When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor . . . and Yourself.

How to Get Long-Term Impact from Your Short-Term Trips

Short-term mission trips don't need to be destroyed, but they do need to be reformed.

Help Without Hesitating

Two years ago, tornadoes ripped through the Southeast, including my neighborhood. Homes were destroyed in a matter of seconds, and one part of the