Thinking Critically about Bono and The Poor
Great comments by Mars Hill pastor Mark Driscoll, thinking critically (in the best sense) about some of the things Bono has been saying lately. Here's a snippet:
When it comes to the issue of rich and poor there is a great theological debate. On one side is Prosperity Theology which essentially says that if you are a holy person with enough faith you will drive an Escalade with rims in Jesus’ name.Now, do yourself a favor and go read the whole thing...
But what appears to be even more popular among younger missionally minded Christians is an overreaction to Prosperity Theology, called Poverty Theology, where if you really love Jesus you will live very minimally because, like Bono, you believe that Jesus loves the poor, likely more than the rich.