The New Friars
The Emerging Movement Serving the World's PoorBy
Quotes from Chapter:
1. God's Recurring Dream
"They sought not simply to bring the gospel to the lost or oppressed but to be the gospel."
2. Pushed into Poverty
"Every time the gap between rich and poor is measured it is larger than the last time it was calculated."
3. Sucked into Poverty
"A Person's contentment with a situation of poverty does not make it OK."
4. The Voluntary Poverty of God
"Why would God chose to be born among a defeated people in a backwoods town under a shadow of dishonor through a dirt-poor, unwed teenager? Solidarity, that's why."
5. Incarnation: Pursuing Jesus' Descent into Humanity
"Incarnation i snot easy."
6. Devotional: Pursuing Intimacy with Jesus
"Without intimacy with Jesus we have nothing to give away to others."
7. Communal: Pursuing Relational Wealth
"The interdependence of slum-dwellers puts to shame the kind of shallow relationships that exist in most suburban communities."
8. Missional: Pursuing the Kingdom
"Intimacy with Christ must come first but some form of mission will soon follow."
9. Marginal: Pursuit at the Edges
"Those called to minister on the edges are bound to face misunderstanding and rejection by the 'popular'."
10. Our Darkest Hour
"One out fo every twenty kids lives on the streets."
"The amassing of treasure isn't bad, just the type of treasure and where it is located."
Afterword: Darkest Night of the Year
Appendix A: How to Join the New Friars
Appendix B: Five Religious Movements That Paved the Way
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