Hey, God, Where’s My $1,000 Check?

The Christian prosperity gospel.  Some call it the health and wealth gospel.  It is the idea that God’s sole mission is to financially bless you.  I do believe that God wants to bless us, richly.  But, I think those blessings come in many, many forms other than money.  I also believe that he is more important than me and my wants.  When the Bible talks about money it is much more complex then … [Read more...]

Could The Money Lover Please Stand Up

“It is not money that is the root of all evil.  It is the love of money.” Ever heard that phrase?  Ever said it? EVERY TIME I have taught a class on Christians and money, someone has said that or a similar phrase.  They usually say it as early into the class as possible so that everyone can breathe a collective sigh of relief.  This effectively lets everyone off the hook so … [Read more...]