Disparity of wealth

Apr 24, 2017 by

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Richard Showalter’s “Disciples Rich and Poor” (World Neighbors, Feb. 27) raises perhaps the most important dilemma of Christian discipleship: disparity of wealth. If it is indeed our call to live like a global family, we have work to do. This is something Ken Fellenbaum appears to miss (Letters & Comments, March 27) as he urges us to practice New Testament Christianity but negates white privilege as secular verbiage.

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  • Ken Fellenbaum

    Given the choice, I’ll always prefer inspired Bibilcal vocabulary over secular verbiage that usually has political overtones. “From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.” (Luke12:48)

    • Spencer Bradford

      Or, a few pages away from that verse: “Abraham said, ‘Child, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner bad things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in anguish. And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, in order that those who would pass from here to you may not be able, and none may cross from there to us.’ I find Jesus’ language of an economic and spiritual “chasm” far more informative than mere “inequality.”

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