Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Meet Your Fighters: Keith Giles
Keith Giles is an author, blogger and copywriter living in Orange, California. For over 25 years he's been writing and publishing articles on faith, culture, and the Kingdom of God.
Since 2006 he and his wife, Wendy have been leading a house church in their community where no one takes a salary and all the offerings are given to help the poor.
As the organizer of local events like the Non-Con, Engage, the Heart of Jesus and Poverty in the OC, he has many years of experience planning and promoting interactive, conversational events designed to stimulate thought and most of all - action - in today's Christian community.
Last year, Keith published his 5th book, "This Is My Body:Ekklesia as God Intended" and has since given away over 3,200 free copies of the e-book version which is available HERE:
His other books include, "Nobody Follows Jesus (So Why Should You?)", "The Gospel:For Here or To Go?", "The Top 10 Things Every Christian Should Know (But Probably Doesn't), and "[Subversive Interviews]" which collects his previous interviews with authors, scholars, songwriters and professors like Dallas Willard, Todd Hunter, Jim Wallis, Matt Redman, Dr. Scott Bartchy, John Fischer, Dr. G.K. Beale, and others.
Keith's main blog is found at http://www.keithgiles.com/, but he also created and maintains several other online resources including:http://www.povertyintheoc.com/, http://www.ochousechurch.com/ and http://www.wearethetemple.com/.
His talking points for the Pacifist Fight Club will include poverty in Orange County, "our poor", War is not Christian, and the connection between loving God and loving others.
Questions to consider before you attend this event:
Does God require us to do more than write checks when it comes to engaging the poor?
How serious is Jesus when He says that those who do not care for the poor will enter into eternal punishment? (See Matthew 25:31-46)
What will you say to Jesus when He asks you what you did to the "least of these?"
How can you reconcile being a follower of Jesus and supporting military conflict at the same time?