The usual economic classifications are wealthy, middle class, and poor. The definitions of each are vague, but the meanings are clear. In each case, the definitions vary with time. Early in the 1929 depression, in a film, showgirls described the hero as "very rich" because his income was $5,000 a year. In those days, a good house sold for $2,500.
God has chosen to place man in the earth chiefly for this purpose to steward the earth for His glory. This is the dominion commission, the foundation for the so-called Great Commission, the gospel commission (Mt. 28:18-20).
Our gracious Heavenly Father has liberally distributed to all of His covenant children great wealth consisting of His law, the breath of life, His thorough redemption in Christ, and the bountiful resources of His earth.
The city was Los Angeles. It was Al Gore's party. Two people, neither named Gore, openly rather than subtly, made it their party, too. A pre-party Reuters News report informed us that one of those individuals expected to raise as much as four million dollars for her cause.
The greater American Christian church is a mess. When dealing with the problems and challenges of the day, for the most part, the church is irrelevant and tends to prefer obscurity. Although the church claims to have a monopoly on "life-changing" truth, the sad fact is that no one really believes it anymore.
You have probably read Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman of NYU. If you haven't, you really ought to. I just finished another book by Postman: Technopoly.
Craig Dumont's article, "Experiencing the Supernatural Fullness of Spirit-Filled Living," appeared in the June 2000 issue of the Chalcedon Report. This is a letter to the editor.