I have a friend who introduced me to the term Gospel Poverty. I have to say, I really don’t like it. When you see what it’s talking about, I’m not sure I believe it’s properly descriptive. Yes some people can go to extremes to make themselves poor for the advancement of the Kingdom and to helpthe poor. I’m not quite sure that most Christians are called to “poverty.” Maybe that depends what poverty means. I do believe that we are to live simply so that we have time, energy, and resources for the advancement of the Kingdom and to love, help, and serve the poor.
Anyway, I have been on a journey exploring a lifestyle of simplicity for the purpose of having more resources to advance the Kingdom at first. Then it spilled over into the way I spend my time. Television is no longer a big time waster for me… and other ways.
Here’s an interview I did with my friend Joseph Cartwright. He and I will be doing a conference in Arlington, TX ( in the Dallas Fort Worth area) in July from the 10th to the 12th. It’s not so great, it had to be done kind of impromptu because it’s hard for us to get our schedules together. But I hope it’s informative.
Gospel Poverty Part One
Gospel Poverty Part Two
What do you think. Is Gospel Poverty biblical?