My good friend Danny has recently created a new blog called Kingdom Conversations. It is a place for open dialogue about topics ranging from Music to Poverty. He's looking for more people to write articles, if anyone is interested (just shoot him or me an e-mail). I have posted one article called "Hermeneutic of Poverty." Here's an excerpt:
Poverty is more than just a close issue to Scripture; it is an inside issue. Much of the Biblical texts were produced under oppressive regimes. Scripture has, standing next to it, poor and marginalized people. It was passed on to us by poor and marginalized people. Therefore, we must read most scripture with a hermeneutic of poverty—always keeping its’ decrees and teachings within a frame of compassionate empathy... read the whole article.