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Thoughts on Toxic Charity by Robert Lupton: Part 4

May 12th, 2014

Part 4 in a 4 part series

In my first couple of posts in this series I wrote about 10 principles of Lupton’s book Toxic Charity with which I agree. In Part 3 I wrote of the broad statements that seem to me to go too far. Here are a...

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Thoughts on Toxic Charity by Robert Lupton: Part 3

April 28th, 2014

Part 3 in a 4 part series

The devil's in the details

In my past couple of blogs I wrote about 10 principles of Lupton’s book Toxic Charity with which I agree. Now to the areas where I think Robert Lupton may go too far.

Broad...

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Thoughts on Toxic Charity by Robert Lupton: Part 2

April 14th, 2014

Part 2 in a 4 part series:

More Good Principles

Last posting I wrote about 5 principles in the book Toxic Charity. These were values with which many of my colleagues in providing social and community services and I completely agree. Here are five more. If you think...

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Thoughts on Toxic Charity by Robert Lupton: Part 1

March 31st, 2014

Part 1 in a 4 part series:

Agreeing with the Principles

A popular book that has made the rounds in church and social services circles for the past couple of years is Robert Lupton’s Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help (And How to Reverse...

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Courageous Compassion

June 10th, 2013

Connecting with another is always risky. It's more than being known by the company we keep. Connecting goes deeper than the superficial, "What will the neighbors think?" Compassion is more than pity. It is empathy--feeling with. "I know how you...

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