Biblical Theology, Poverty, and Social Justice: Part 12

| September 13, 2013

In this last post on the issue of the Bible, poverty, and social justice, I want to remind readers of several of the basic conclusions we reached in this series. The following conclusions were readily discernible in the biblical text after looking at the OT and NT material on poverty, the poor, and just treatment of […]

Biblical Theology, Poverty, and Social Justice: Part 11: Parable of the Talents

| August 5, 2013

We’re close to the end of our series on social justice. Thanks to all those who’ve stayed with it, as it’s taken quite a while. In this post I want to share some thoughts about the parable of the talents (minas).  Introducing the Parable of the Talents One of the passages that is often brought […]

Biblical Theology, Poverty, and Social Justice: Part 10

| July 9, 2013

In this installment of our series, we want to consider a passage in Acts 2 that is often brought into the discussion of a biblical view of social justice: Acts 2:42-47. 42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. 43 And awe came […]

Biblical Theology, Poverty, and Social Justice: Part 9

| June 24, 2013

In the preceding eight posts on this topic, we’ve focused on defining key terms so as to reveal how the Bible defines poverty and justice with respect to the poor. A lot of the discussion has been “negative” in the sense of focusing on what the Bible prohibits (i.e., abuse of the poor and how […]

Biblical Theology, Poverty, and Social Justice, Part 8

| May 25, 2013

In the last installment of this series we got into the NT vocabulary for the poor. My focus was the first of two essays I linked to earlier: “Poverty and Poor: New Testament” from Anchor Bible Dictionary “Rich and Poor” from the Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels My criticisms of the first of these […]