Compassion, Justice, and the Christian Life: Rethinking Ministry to the Poor

Authors: Robert Lupton

Howard’s Note: Robert Lupton, in Compassion, Justice, and the Christian Life, suggests why Christian churches and ministries are unpopular neighbors today; thinks that we need to consider ministering more to communities and less to individuals; In Chapter 9 he specifically admits that a low income housing tract he built turned out 20 years later to be bad for the neighborhood! Is there any reality behind “incomism”? I’m a “land use libertarian,” but this is my “devil’s advocate” book.

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