Announcing the release of Harbor for the Poor by Eric Costanzo

Information about my new book. This is something that has been very important to me for several years and for which I have a great passion. Thank you Wipf & Stock for taking a chance on me as a new author. Description: Urban poverty in the developed world is an ever-present problem, and Christian approaches … Continue reading Announcing the release of Harbor for the Poor by Eric Costanzo

Almsgiving in 21st Century Evangelicalism

Most Christians no longer give a tithe, or 10%, to their church.  However, studies suggest that most people who attend a church regularly usually put at least some money into an offering plate during the year. Most people who give to the church probably assume that at least part of their giving goes to the … Continue reading Almsgiving in 21st Century Evangelicalism

John Calvin and why the Church should be ashamed

The final installment in my series on the biblical command to care for the poor is about a system that is broken. If anyone in church history who is most associated with a system, it would have to be John Calvin (AD 1509-1564). Calvin remains one of the most influential theologians since St. Augustine. Tragically, … Continue reading John Calvin and why the Church should be ashamed