By Larry James on May 4, 2008
When God selected a chosen people, he picked poor slaves in Egypt. When God called the early church, most of the members were poor folk. When God became flesh, he came as a poor Galilean. Are these facts isolated phenomena or part of a significant pattern?
The date inscribed inside the front cover of my copy of Ron Sider's classic, Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger: A Biblical Study
reads "8/9/77" right there beneath my name and hometown at the time I purchased it -- New Orleans, Louisiana.
Thirty-one years ago! Where has the time gone? As I thumbed through my paperback copy of the first edition last week, I came across this passage...
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