Luke’s Gospel of Jubilee

By Keith Reeves Note: This article is the third of a three-part series on economic production and Jubilee in the Old and New Testaments. In previous articles we looked at the Jubilee in the Old Testament and why the Old and New Testaments treat wealth differently. Now we turn to Jubilee in the gospel of [Read More…]

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Why do the New Testament and the Old Testament treat wealth differently?

Keith Reeves Note: This article is the second of a three-part series on economic production and Jubilee in the Old and New Testaments. Read the first part here. Why does the New Testament seem so much more negative about wealth than the Old? As this series of articles turns from Jubilee in the Old Testament [Read More…]

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The year of jubilee

By Keith Reeves Note: This article is the first of a three-part series on economic production and Jubilee in the Old and New Testaments. Stay tuned for the other two! Jubilee is often proclaimed as a time when debts are forgiven and land is redistributed so everyone can begin again with a fresh start. I [Read More…]

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Pastors, seminary students, and economics

Why do pastors need to know all that much about economics? My friend and writing partner, Austin Hill, tells the story of a conference he attended as a graduate student where the facilitator posed the provocative question, “Can somebody name for me one area of our lives that has nothing to do with economics?” The group was silent for more than a few moments, as many pondered this for the first time. [Read more…]

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