Instead, we perpetuate myths about homelessness that embolden our stance against policy that will set them free. We stay secure in our implicit and explicit beliefs that certain people have opted out of deserving our compassion.
Kevin Nye works and advocates on behalf of people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles, CA. He holds an MDiv from Fuller Theological Seminary, and an expired minister’s license in the Church of the Nazarene. (It’s a long story.) His primary area of interest is in a theology of homelessness, which is the topic of his first book, expected in 2022. You can follow along at kevinmnye.com or on Twitter @kevinmnye1.