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Should Pastors Live Beneath Their Means?

A recent blog by missional thinker David Fitch asks “should pastors live beneath their means?”  This may seem like a simple question to most people reading this blog, but the answer may not be so simple.  Fitch proposes that the answer to this question may depend if you are caucasian or African-American.  Read his blog and let me know what you think.

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  1. Alan F.
    January 23, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    Interesting article. I may be missing the entire point of the article (I’m not the sharpest tool in the shed) but I totally reject the prosperity movement. Solomon rejected it (Eccl 1 & 2)and it seems obvious that Jesus rejected it (Matt 6:19-24, Matt 8:20, Luke 9:23).

    Given the fact that debt and possessions only serve to enslave us and rob us of our time, it seems to me that ALL of us should seek to live beneath our means.

    I can’t believe it’s just a coincidence that the Gospel is spreading more rapidly in the poorer parts of the world (Africa, Latin America) compared to the more affluent regions (Europe, Australia, US). Money and possessions tend to make us more self-reliant and foster a false belief that we don’t need God.

  2. January 24, 2009 at 6:03 am

    Wow, this is a bit stunning to me. I’m not even sure what to think. How do you begin to move toward diversity? The comments illustrated by St. Francis were very helpful. There are also questions about what ‘inculturation’ looks like, anywhere.
    Am I still allowed to have an Xbox? =]

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