Power of Proximity – Review

Leadership and Ministry

I have seen an encouraging increase in church’s dedication to helping the poor. Even evangelical churches are mostly beyond concerns of poverty relief as part of “the liberal agenda.” The teachings of Jesus on helping […]

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When Helping Hurts – Review

When Helping Hurts

I have always been convinced that the church’s role is to help people in need, especially the poor. But what does that look like? Is it as simple as throwing money at a need? That […]

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Ripping Off Churches

Leadership and Ministry

A week or so ago, I received a phone call at the church from a woman in tears. A family member had been hurt in a car accident and they needed to get a bus […]

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Addressing Concerns About Caring for the Poor

Poor

It does not take a Bible scholar to figure out that the Bible commands God’s people to care for the poor. It is found everywhere, from the Law and the Prophets to the Gospels and […]

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A Revised Jesus and Attitudes Toward the Poor

I have been very much shocked by what I am seeing concerning attitudes of the poor by some conservative Christians.  This comes up particularly when it comes to healthcare for the poor.  I have no […]

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For Richer and Poorer

James 2:1-13 Introduction I want you to imagine the perfect church.  New people would come in and the church would be completely oblivious to their outward appearance or circumstances.  I don’t mean we wouldn’t care […]

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Is Social Justice a Fad?

I recently read an article by Michael Giere called Can the Gospel Survive the “Social Justice” Fad?  It is basically a critique of Tim Keller’s Generous Justice.  I have to make two confessions.  One is […]

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