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Widows, Strangers, Orphans: Journeying with the Poor

January 25, 2018
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a theoretical model for development workers

I don’t really believe that those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it. We have a similar saying: “Ang hindi marunong lumingon sa pinangalingan ay hindi makakarating sa paroroonan.”   But it has some validity, for short … Continue reading

April 2, 2017
by raineer chu
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Can the rich spend their money anyway they want?

Our spirituality always has a physical concrete material expression. It is not enough to just tell a poor hungry man, “God bless you.”   If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but … Continue reading

December 20, 2016
by raineer chu
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In the world but not of the world

The saying, politics makes strange bedfellows, should be a serious reminder for Christians, now that we are nearing national election time. Once inside the realm of politics, Christians will suddenly realize that they are now shoulder to shoulder with people … Continue reading

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June 19, 2016
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is it a sin to buy property in the slums

is it a sin to buy property in the slums June 19, 2016 by Raineer Chu | 0 comments Is it immoral for the poor to buy lands in the slums? – the situation is where the poor buys property in the slums, … Continue reading

June 2, 2015
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Biblical giving

Giving honestly….. Most of what we say is “Christian giving” is actually not biblical giving. Many Christians are content to give their tithes to their church (I mean the rich churches, not the ones in the slums) unthinkingly. If they … Continue reading

June 2, 2015
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How to hide the Bible

Many misguided evangelical Christians think (wrongly) that by dishing out or reciting Bible verses, they attain a certain magical power like a chanted Hindu mantra. They think having bible verses in verse number and chapter or literal verbatim recitation of … Continue reading

June 2, 2015
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The Prayer of Love

What is the core of our spirituality? It is the warm and vital relationship between a father and a son, in this case, the father is the Holy God and the son is us (those brought from the kingdom of … Continue reading

May 24, 2015
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The Imagination and Discernment

There is a great misuse of the imagination that is leading many Christians astray. Imagination is important and vital in discernment, even in interpreting scripture.   I think the problem arose from our overly literal approach to the bible (because … Continue reading

May 24, 2015
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The Art of Letting Go…

I do not know of a more important psychological skill than the ability to let go. We live in a fallen world. We have been kicked out of the Garden. The whole scheme is of course redemptive, so that in … Continue reading

May 22, 2015
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Seeing reality or what it means to be biblical

What does it mean to be biblical?   The bible is our lens that allows us to see reality.   For many people, only material things or physical things are real. They believe, only things they can touch or measure … Continue reading

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