The Bible reveals that God is deeply concerned for the welfare of the vulnerable groups in society, and Christians are called to follow as Christ did: to proclaim good news to the poor, freedom for the prisoners, sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor (Luke 4:18). However, believers, especially the middle class church, remain unable to perceive the poor, especially, those that are hidden from plain sight.
The Gospel, Poverty, and Injustice aims to sensitize students to problems that affect those in the margins of the society, and to familiarize the students to Biblical and theological motifs that pertain to the poor. In this way, the students will not only have to see the poor in their hiddenness, but see them in light of God’s Word. This course is specifically developed to be relevant to heart-landers who want to understand and begin to work against poverty and injustice in their own setting, as well as in the contexts of their neighboring majority world countries.