This is part 6 in a series of 35 questions. It is based on a series of questions answered by John Hawkins for Townhall.com: here, and here. 6. How do conservatives square a pro-life abortion policy with persistent attacks against the welfare state? I have a hard time squaring the idea that these two things are related in conversation. Apparently, liberals feel that … [Read more...] about How does one square pro-life and anti-welfare?
It's amazing how many people quote Jesus when it comes to feeding the poor. And I'm sure you've seen the memes making fun of Republicans, Christians, and conservatives who supposedly don't care about the poor. But did you know that he said other things as well? So He said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God. But if you want to enter into … [Read more...] about Stop Using Jesus To Justify Welfare
There seems to be a misunderstanding of what the mission of Jesus' Church is, and this misunderstanding is not limited to non-Christians. Many think that the mission of the Church is to combat poverty and help the poor, but this simply isn't true. … [Read more...] about Welfare: Undermining God
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