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When Being Generous is a Bad Thing

Photo by Mario Mancuso, Used under Creative Commons license If you’ve read this blog for a while, you are probably somewhat familiar with the principles in the excellent When Helping Hurts, by Brian Fikkert and Steve Corbett. In summary, this book reminds us that we are to serve the poor with an attitude of mutual …

Immigration book review for Christians

A New Perspective on Immigration: Review of Welcoming the Stranger

Welcoming The Stranger: Justice, Compassion and Truth in the Immigration Debate, by Matthew Soerens and Jenny Hwang Yang The current debate on immigration is a hot button issue in the United States right now. As I was trying to get my mind around the issues, I quickly became overwhelmed as I waded through the rhetoric …

Social Justice Book Reviews

SocEnt Reads: The Dangers of Doing Good & Checklist Manifesto

So here’s the latest on our good reads list: The Spiritual Danger of Doing Good, by Peter Greer “We had been caught up in a delusion, one that many fall into: As long as our graphs are up and to the right, as long as we have a growing ministry, a bigger congregation, larger amounts …