giving spree – jesusmanifesto.com

26Mar08

If you’ve inspected this site over the first few days of it being public, you’ll notice I listed the Jesus Manifesto as an inspiration. While searching their archives after listing the link, I came across a post that reflects some of my hopes and dreams for the Pentecost Project. Check it out, and bookmark JM while you’re there:

An Economy Stimulating Giving Spree (Feb. 21, 2008)
Come May, most of us tax paying citizens will be receiving a check in the mail. Now, regardless of whether you agree with capitalism, our government, or the Economic Stimulus package, the fact remains that you’ll be getting a check either way. Now, the question becomes how to spend it . . .

What an amazing opportunity to take make a statement flipping a value system on it’s head. The money given with the intent of spending it on ourselves in our consumer society, thus stimulating our capitalist economy (thus saving us from impending doom) basically makes the statement that we can ‘Save Ourselves by Consuming.’ We have the opportunity to take that same resource and use it for good, clothing the needy, feeding the hungry, bringing justice to the captives . . . Read the whole article.

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One Response to “giving spree – jesusmanifesto.com”

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