The Bible speaks a lot about helping the poor. BUT.... Everytime the subject comes up on the PB, two things happen; (1) Someone links the book Productive CHristians in an Age of Guilt Manipulators that was written against Ron Sider, or (2) They quote, 'The poor are always with us..." WHY IS THIS? And what should we be doing to help the poor? How and why? OUr local poor? The poor in other lands? Is gov't funding permissible to be used to relieve the poor?