Noah interviews Terence Lester about his new book When We Stand (IVP), talking together about racism, the church, justice theology, ministering to people without addresses, and being in proximity with the marginalized, all centered around what it means to literally follow Jesus.
Verse 18 tells us the Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. It’s important that we recognize how rare this claim is among world religions, both historical and contemporary. Our God cares for the broken. He cares for the oppressed. He cares for the abused. He cares for the impoverished. He cares! This is such a gift to each of us whom he cares for, and sets us on a path to embody his love to a crushed and brokenhearted world.
This is a simple challenge to Christians who will be receiving stimulus money as a part of the United States Coronavirus Stimulus Package:
If you don’t need the money, give it to someone who does.
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 […]