When I first approached this topic in [Three Kinds of Poor](http://www.jalandoak.com/2013/11/three-kinds-of-poor/), I knew what I wanted to say, but really didn't know the best way to go about it. The result was an article that I thought was weak. The original intent was to provide an extended definition of who the poor were and weren't as opposed to an argument supporting a … [Read more...] about Is Giving Always Good?
There are three kinds of poor in the world: those who can't help themselves, those who are down on their luck, and those who won't help themselves. Since a Christian should be able to discern between the three and help accordingly, this post serves to provide a simple definition. … [Read more...] about Three Kinds of Poor
There's a lot of discussion about helping the poor through government programs. We're told, if you're a Christian you will support helping the poor through welfare, and if you don't, you aren't a real Christian. While I understand the argument, it's never sat well with me. I think that's because it doesn't take the discussion deep enough. It's a surface argument, a jab, for one … [Read more...] about Taxes Are Not Charity
Frank Viola writes one of my favorite Christian blogs on the 'net. It's called The Deeper Journey. Recently, he's written a couple of posts that I think you should check out: Bono On Jesus and Rick Warren's Horrific Tragedy & The Sickening Response of Some "Christians". … [Read more...] about The Deeper Journey
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