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October 01, 2012

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NKR

Thanks for the post.

Like you say, poverty-fighting elements of the Christian life do get good press. Perhaps if we want good press, we should do more of that. Jesus gave preferential treatment to the poor and Scripture is full of blaming poverty on injustice in the courts and a lack of hospitality. Seems overwhelmingly biblical to me- especially if we want to be strategic in showing the world who Jesus really is. I would think this is especially key in Midland and around the nation's most racially segregated city, where the black are significantly poorer and have higher unemployment than their white northern suburb neighbors. Reminds me of John 13:35: "By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another."

Jim Wallis got great press for doing just this.
http://sojo.net/blogs/2012/10/01/jim-wallis-faces-woman-behind-anti-muslim-nyc-subway-signs

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