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Economy: Week 2 Summary

Economy: Week 2 Summary: Sunday, July 1-Friday, July 6, 2018 St. Augustine said, “If you comprehend it, it is not God.” And yet, very often we want a God who reflects and even confirms our culture, our biases, our economic, political, and security systems. (Sunday) Money is an invention . . . a fabrication. .… Continue Reading Economy: Week 2 Summary

Myth of Scarcity

Economy: Week 2 Myth of Scarcity Friday, July 6, 2018 Lynne Twist, author of The Soul of Money, identifies three core myths that keep us locked in an economy of scarcity: There’s not enough to go around. . . . Somebody’s going to be left out. . . . If there’s not enough for everyone,… Continue Reading Myth of Scarcity

Scarcity or Abundance?

Economy: Week 2 Scarcity or Abundance? Thursday, July 5, 2018 God as Trinity reveals an economy of grace—overflowing love. The Gospel stories of “multiplication” clearly show a world view of abundance. When Jesus feeds a crowd with very little food, he’s revealing the nature of spiritual reality more than just performing a miracle (see Matthew… Continue Reading Scarcity or Abundance?

Changing Sides

Economy: Week 2 Changing Sides Wednesday, July 4, 2018 U.S. Independence Day God chose things the world considers foolish to shame those who think they are wise. And God chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful. —1 Corinthians 1:27 You have heard that it was said, “You shall love your neighbor… Continue Reading Changing Sides

The Economy of War

Economy: Week 2 The Economy of War Tuesday, July 3, 2018 My spiritual father, St. Francis of Assisi (1182-1226), was a nonviolent and “soft” prophet—keeping God free for people and people free for God—during a pivotal period when Western civilization was moving into rationality, consumerism, and nonstop war. Francis himself was a soldier and his… Continue Reading The Economy of War

The Power of Money

Economy: Week 2 The Power of Money Monday, July 2, 2018 As I shared yesterday, we’ve made God in our own image—a projection of our human fears and insecurities. Ironically, our image of God also creates us. As a result, Christianity has often been oppressive, violent, and prejudiced against women, just like our image of… Continue Reading The Power of Money

Let God Be God

Economy: Week 2 Let God Be God Sunday, July 1, 2018 It takes a long time for us to allow God to be who God really is. Our natural egocentricity wants to make God into who we want God to be. The role of prophets and good theology is to keep people free for God… Continue Reading Let God Be God

Economy: Week 1 Summary

Economy: Week 1 Summary: Sunday, June 24-Friday, June 29, 2018 There is no authentic God experience that does not situate you in the world in a different way. You see things differently, and you have the security to be free from your usual loyalties: privilege, position, group, and economy. (Sunday) What is Western culture’s primary… Continue Reading Economy: Week 1 Summary

Changing Our Economy

Economy: Week 1 Changing Our Economy Friday, June 29, 2018 Pope Francis often says, “This economy kills.” [1] The divide between the wealthy and the poor in the United States continues to grow. A handful of billionaires are literally “making a killing,” while millions who live below the poverty line are “making a dying,” and… Continue Reading Changing Our Economy

Usury: The Root of Evil

Economy: Week 1 Usury: The Root of Evil Thursday, June 28, 2018 Even After All this time The Sun never says to the Earth, “You owe me.” Look What happens With a love like that, It lights the whole sky. —Hafiz, paraphrased by Daniel Ladinsky [1] The economy of exploitative profit has no place in… Continue Reading Usury: The Root of Evil

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