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A few reflections on Haiti

January 27, 2010

While there may be much to say about the tragedy in Haiti, it doesn’t seem wise to me to merely repeat what is at best second hand information.  I would also caution against calloused theological analysis that is devoid of action and abstractly removed from what is real human suffering.  In other words, it would be ridiculous for me to offer any insight.

This is why I turn you to two men who I greatly respect, and at least one whom I know personally and have studied under.

What is most encouraging about them both, is the focus on supporting the churches in Haiti so that they can rebuild and proclaim the gospel in word and deed throughout their country.

First is my former professor and native Haitian Dr. Dieumeme Noelliste comments to Christianity today.  I am sure we will see more from him in the future.

Also, please take the time to watch Mark Driscoll’s sermon after his visit to Haiti.  This video takes you as close as possible to experiencing a short-term relief effort trip and seeing Haitian Christians with a fraction of our wealth but exponentially more faith.

James 2:5 – Listen, my dear brothers: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him?

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