31 Aug '15, 4pm

"If the gospel we’re preaching isn’t good news for the poor; it’s not the gospel. "

"If the gospel we’re preaching isn’t good news for the poor; it’s not the gospel. "

So there is no single “biblical” model for arranging household income. Instead, families will look different from culture to culture and family to family. (And the people described as "worse than unbelievers" in the instructions from 1 Timothy 5 were relatives of widows who were shirking their responsibilities by exploiting the church's provisions for widows. The verse does not refer to stay-at-home dads.) Furthermore, as more and more young adults delay marriage until their late twenties or early thirties, the Church has the opportunity to reclaim its once high esteem for singleness and the contribution of singles—including single parents— to the Kingdom. Becoming men and women of valor isn’t about sticking to a list of rules and roles; it’s about loving God and loving our neighbors well, no matter our circumstances. We can do that in a variety of roles. And that's good n...

Full article: http://rachelheldevans.com/blog/breadwinning

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