Tag Archives: Poverty

The Blessings of Poverty (Matthew 5:3) “A Mountain of a Sermon” – part 2

One of my all-time favorite TV shows was Seinfeld. I say “was” because I don’t watch it much anymore. There no reason, it’s just not in my schedule. Besides, I’ve got most episodes memorized. Seinfeld brags the show is about … Continue reading

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The Cure for Self-Deception (Malachi 3:6-12)

That great philosopher, Plato, said, “The worst of all deceptions is self-deception.” The prophet Jeremiah said, “The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?” (Jeremiah 17:9) At one time or another we have all … Continue reading

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We Can Do Better

Late, last Thursday afternoon (May 4th), I was contacted by a friend of a friend to see if our church’s community center could be used the next day (Friday, May 5th) for a press conference about the negative effects the … Continue reading

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Right In Front of Us

While it seems a lot of my friends are concerned about all the scandals going on in Washington, something is happening right in front of us that very few people notice, much less discuss, and that is the injustice aimed … Continue reading

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Growing Up in Poverty

One of the assignments I give out in my sociology classes is to watch documentary about poverty in the United States called, The Line.  After watching the documentary the students are asked to submit a 2 page summary of what they saw … Continue reading

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Is Economic Inequality a Sin?

I recently read an article where the author asked if evangelical pastors were ready and willing to call economic inequality and inequality of opportunity a sin? (Here is a link to that article.) The writer of this article stated, “…the … Continue reading

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A Lack of Knowledge About Hidden Rules

This is part 9 in a series on poverty, following Dr. Ruby Payne’s 8 basic resources that people in poverty lack. Here is a link to part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, part 7, and part 8. A simple definition of poverty … Continue reading

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A Lack of Relationships / Role Models

This is part 8 in a series on poverty, following Dr. Ruby Payne’s 8 basic resources that people in poverty lack. Here is a link to part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, and part 7. … Continue reading

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A Lack of Support Systems

This is part 7 in a series on poverty, following Dr. Ruby Payne’s 8 basic resources that people in poverty lack. Here is a link to part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, and part 6. A simple definition of poverty is a … Continue reading

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A Lack of Physical Resources

This is part 6 in a series on poverty, following Dr. Ruby Payne’s 8 basic resources that people in poverty lack. Here is a link to part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, and part 5. A simple definition of poverty is a lack … Continue reading

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