Monday, September 26, 2011

On Poverty, Prosperity, and Pastor Mark's Parable

Warning up front.  This is long-ish.  Sorry, but I'm passionate about this, and it's not a topic that lends itself to brevity.

So, how fitting.  My last post talks about having grace for Christians, and on Saturday, @JesusNeedsNewPR brought my attention to a piece by Mark Driscoll on Poverty Theology.  Pastor Mark and I have a history.  Some of his offhanded comments about gender were what inspired my first post ever on this blog.  Anyway, when I saw this tweet come across, the precise use of scare-quoting set the tone as I began to read it, but my reaction wasn't what you might expect.  I expected to find myself flying off of the handle.

But in the end, it just made me profoundly sad.

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