Robert D. Lupton


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Bob Lupton is the founder and president of FCS Urban Ministries, a non-profit organization serving inner-city Atlanta, and is on the board of the Christian Community Development Association. He is a Vietnam veteran, has a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Georgia, and consults and lectures internationally on urban issues.

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“I am reassured to know that the straightness of my grain is not a precondition of usefulness to God. And I am humbled to see that out of the twistedness of my wounds, he designs for me a special place of service.”
Robert D. Lupton, Theirs Is the Kingdom: Celebrating the Gospel in Urban America

“Giving to those in need what they could be gaining from their own initiative may well be the kindest way to destroy people.”
Robert D. Lupton, Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help

“Mercy combined with justice creates:       •   immediate care with a future plan       •   emergency relief and responsible development       •   short-term intervention and long-term involvement       •   heart responses and engaged minds Mercy”
Robert D. Lupton, Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help

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