Thursday, January 19, 2012

Is Charity Toxic?

In Robert Lupton's book, Toxic Charity, he talks about how our giving can actually be harmful.  Essentially, in some cases we may be enabling people to stay in an unfortunate situation rather than helping them get out of it.  As someone who has given to churches as well as charities, I was definitely interested in what he had to say.  We all want to believe our gifts are making a positive difference, right?