poverty & hidden rules & the best place to start

kathyescobar church stuff, crazy making, down we go, equality, friendship, incarnational, injustice 17 Comments

“but woe to you pharisees! for you tithe mint and rue and herbs of all kinds, and neglect justice and the love of God” – luke 11:42 last week a friend sent me the dave ramsey article–20 things the rich do every day. the list was a mixed bag and then i started to read the comments and had to click out of there as fast i could before i went a little crazy. rachel held evans wrote a great response  and i saw a few …

poverty.

kathyescobar a view from the margins 5 Comments

i just started reading an interesting book by ruby payne called a framework for understanding poverty.  i had never read it before, although i’ve heard many good things about it from some different friends who work with friends in hard places.   it is very interesting.  i was thinking, too, that some material that really needs to be written is a book about understanding poverty by people living in poverty. i am always reminded, too, that the idea of descent & downward living is not solely connected …