Prophetic Politics

“There’s no need for politics in the church,” you might say after reading the title of this post. But statements like these miss the entire middle part of our Bibles we call the major and minor prophets. These books are filled with declarations of how nations must change their attitudes spiritually, personally and politically. The…

The Poor Advantage?

A minister from a popular church released a book a few months back about wealthiness. I skimmed a good portion of it only because I had previously enjoyed the minister’s teachings in the past and I wanted to know what he was saying before I made any judgments. I did not read it because I had…

Jesus’ Teachings on Money

Jesus proposes the generous life to a man wondering how he will inherit eternal life:  You know the commandments: ‘Do not commit adultery, Do not murder, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honor your father and mother.’” And he said, “All these I have kept from my youth.” When Jesus heard this, he said to…

Why We Empower People

Working off of Brian Fikkert and Steve Corbett’s book, When Helping Hurts, and his own experiences, Jamin explains the importance of empowering people. Poverty comes into our lives in many other ways and if we want to bring wholistic healing to each other, we must look beyond financial issues to find the deeper roots at play….

From Riches to Rags

I preached a message no one wanted to hear this past Sunday. Jesus’ words on selling everything we own and giving the proceeds to the poor are hard to take in. But it’s supposed to be hard to hear—that’s the point. And therefore, I suggested that rather than try to water down Jesus’ words, we should…