I wanted to write an extended comment on this Evangelical Outpost post on poverty, but I don't think I'm going to have the time today, and I'm not going to be able to post anything else after this afternoon until Sunday afternoon, so I'll just post this link now and say:
1. It has a great summary of why any statistics about how many people in the U.S. are poor need to be taken with a grain of salt due to the richness of resources and quality of life for most people in the U.S. who qualify as below the poverty level.
2. You can learn a little about Joe Carter's childhood, youth, and family background.
3. A start to how each Christian in the U.S. should reflect on poverty issues and those who have less, regardless of where they are on the scale from poverty to wealth.
4. Joe doesn't talk about this, but I think this raises concerns for much of the political rhetoric from black leaders who compare their plight with the poor of the world (where 'their' is supposed to refer to the plight of blacks in general, since the people I'm thinking of probably make more money a year than most Americans do in a lifetime).