We're two weeks into Coin: Jesus on Money, our journey exploring how Jesus interacted with money and how we might seek to follow Jesus with our own money. When we look at the teachings and actions of Jesus, it seems that money functions in (at least) three ways:
- A window into deeper things.
- A tool for our cultivation.
- A resource for weaving heaven and earth together again.
We're taking time to dig in and explore these primarily through our Gathering teachings (each week's teaching will be posted here) and two of our winter Circles following Mark Scandrette's book Free: Spending Your Time and Money on What Matters Most.
If you're not able to join one of the Free Circles, we encourage you to grab a copy of the book and work through it on your own or (ideally) with another person. Throughout the Circles, we'll post a few blog updates and stories if you want to follow along with the journey.
In addition to Free, here's a few other resources to consider reading and engaging if you want to dig deeper. [Note: I'll be reading through all of these and posting some thoughts. If you'll be reading along, let me know and I'd love to have you engage in the conversation. -dave]
- Christians in an Age of Wealth by Craig Blomberg. Blomberg surveys scriptural passages focused on wealth and develops a Biblical theology of wealth and stewardship.
- Being Consumed: Economics and Christian Desire by William Cavanaugh. Like Blomberg, Cavanaugh's book asks questions about wealth and stewardship but this book is more philosophical and delves into questions about market economy, consumerism, and human desire.
- Stewards of Wealth Streams: Four Silicon Valley residents who are wielding their region's capital for good. An article by Roxanne Stone published in Christianity Today featuring Pamela Wilhelms, local business consultant and friend of Open Door.
Do you have any other resources you'd recommend as we think and ask questions about money, economy, and walking in the way of Jesus? Add them below in the comments!