100+ Bible passages about Loving and Serving the Poor

OLD TESTAMENT┬áPASSAGES "Do not take advantage of a widow or an orphan." Exodus 22:22 "Do not deny justice to your poor people in their lawsuits." Exodus 23:6 "During the seventh year, let the land lie unplowed and unused. Then the poor among your people may get food from it, and the wild animals may eat … Continue reading 100+ Bible passages about Loving and Serving the Poor

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

How I Offended my Homeless Friend

A few weeks ago, I preached a message at our church from James 2:14-18 (see below) in which I made the following statement: "James the Apostle understood that the poor, needy, and under-resourced are fertile ground for the good news we call the gospel message. They are often broken people who are keenly aware of … Continue reading How I Offended my Homeless Friend

The Definition of Extreme Poverty from John Chrysostom

What happens to an organization when it moves from the "grassroots" phase to becoming a conglomerate? And seemingly overnight? The term "conglomerate" can refer to business or geology. In business, a conglomerate is defined as "a corporation consisting of more than one previously unrelated industries or divisions that is usually the result of a merger … Continue reading The Definition of Extreme Poverty from John Chrysostom