“Toxic Charity” Author Kicks Off ON Topic Webinars
On March 27, faculty at ON seminaries can participate in an interactive webinar discussion with Robert Lupton, author of the new book “Toxic Charity.” Sharing lessons gained from four decades of work in community development ministry, Lupton challenges the predominant model of outreach to the poor. His life’s work models an approach that prioritizes ministry to the needy, while helping them live into the dignity of work and the creative capacities they possess as creatures made in God’s image.
This webinar kicks off the new ON Topic series, which provides an exclusive opportunity for ON faculty to interact directly with top national authors. Connect from your desktop, laptop, or tablet using Skype or any standard video interface. When you register, you will receive a free copy of the book (electronic or hard copy).
Lupton, founder and president of FCS Urban Ministries, describes himself as “a Christian community developer, [and] an entrepreneur who brings together communities of resource with communities of need.” He has started several businesses, developed mixed-income subdivisions, created housing for hundreds of families, organized a multi-racial congregation, and initiated a wide range of human services in the community.
Future authors joining us for dialogue in the ON Topic series will include Arthur Brooks, author of “Wealth and Justice” (April 23), and Tom Nelson, author of “Work Matters” (May 2).