The Gospel and Human Poverty

Speaker(s): Benjamin Homan, Michael Pucci, Ross Hastings
Date: July 21-25, 2008
Length: 11:31:04
Product ID: RGDL3832S

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To end worldwide spiritual and physical hunger, we must begin with individuals who discover their own poverty, embrace God's abundant grace and are being transformed to do justly, love mercy and walk humbly with God. In this course, we explore what Scripture defines as poverty, analyze how current theories advocate and attempt to alleviate poverty and suggest that community transformation will only happen as a result of gospel understanding, individual change and collaboration between churches and leaders and other elements of civil society. Case studies will cover partnerships with all types of leaders ranging from leaders of churches to political, military and governmental leaders. Illustrations from the 35-year history of a relief and development organization will supplement biblical and theological reflection. Specific attention is given to the Reformation truths of grace alone and semper reformanda or the fact that we are all works in progress and always reforming to the image of Christ and the truths of Scripture. Lectures include:

  • Theological Foundations
  • Micah 6:8 and Global Poverty
  • The Gospel and Human Poverty
  • Idolatry, Adultery, and Poverty
  • Grappling With Solutions for the Human Condition

See All Audio by Benjamin Homan Michael Pucci Ross Hastings

Benjamin K. Homan is President of Langham Partnership USA (formerly John Stott Ministries). Previously he served as President and CEO of Food for the Hungry.

Michael Pucci is Director of SpringStart Education Group and President of Transformational Initiatives, L3C.

Ross Hastings is Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology at Regent College. Previously, he served as the Senior Pastor at Peace Portal Alliance Church in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. He is the author of Missional God, Missional Church: Hope for Re-evangelizing the West.

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