poverty

Books

Old Testament

Take & Read

This Strange and Sacred Scripture: Wrestling with the Old Testament and Its Oddities, by Matthew Richard Schlimm. The Old Testament is deeply and sometimes distressingly strange to modern Christians (as it was also to many ancient readers).

Books

Precarious housing

A review of Matthew Desmond

In poor communities like the one where I live and work, evictions are not the exception. They’re the norm.

Books

Cultivating equality

A review of Anthony B. Atkinson

Even if increased equity were to involve a slightly smaller pie, the resulting social order may be preferred. When poverty declines, the social costs of poverty fall, and despair is replaced by hope.

Books

Doing Christian Ethics from the Margins, by Miguel A. De La Torre

At such ideologically charged times, it is hard to discern what a life of Christian faithfulness looks like. Miguel De La Torre offers a good resource.