Today we start a new series called ‘Money, Monks, Marx & Markets’. We spend it, borrow it, save it, invest it, make more of it, lose it, give it away, and have our lives shaped by it, but how we can do all those things wisely. This series explores the impact that our faith can have on what it means to live in a modern money soaked world. How does our faith interact with how we organize economic society? How should we feel about debt? Are markets just here to exploit or can they be used for good? Should we all just sell everything we own and give it to the poor? Over five weeks we hope to explore these questions and more while listening to Central peoples own journeys as they have grappled with being a Christian in the age of consumerism and money. We will also hear from some guest speakers.
Today we will be exploring some of the seemingly contradictory passages around money found in Scripture.