Episode 9 compares the “Poverty Gospel” to the “Prosperity Gospel,” two opposites that both end up reflecting legalism. The conversation leads into tackling some very tough words of Jesus, and the ageless debate between faith and works.
Noah Filipiak interviews World Relief’s Haiti Country Director, Joseph Bataille. Haiti was the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere before the 2010 earthquake and even more so after. All this despite millions and millions of dollars of international aid over the course of decades. Noah and Joseph have a “behind the curtain” conversation about how […]
All Christians know the Bible is full of commands to love and help the poor. The Old Testament is chock full of them, and the New Testament only adds to the pile. Proverbs 14:31 “Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker, but he who is generous to the needy honors him.” Proverbs 19:17 Whoever […]
Episode #8 of “Behind the Curtain” Ministry Podcast is here! I interviewed Chris Pruett, the self-titled “Happiest Homeless Person in Lansing.” Chris attends my church and does a great job of shedding the light of love and humanity onto homelessness. Learn about homelessness from the eyes of a homeless person. Chris is intelligent, creative and […]
The 3-year anniversary of the 2010 earthquake that devastated Haiti is coming up this Saturday. When a massive disaster like this hits close to home, it is very trendy to give and support the cause. News crews bombard the country and we are fed constant streams of the devastation, motivating people to give. But did […]