Where Our Treasure Is

Not long ago my wife had a conversation with a financial adviser   She'd worked for many years at a large non-profit and they'd been putting money aside for her in a 401(b) (the non-profit version of a 401(k)).  She hadn't paid much attention--statements came, the account kept growing.  Then she left that work to spend more time with our daughter and she started getting letters that said that it was time for her to find someplace else to put her money--an IRA, etc.The trouble is that we're th … [Read more...]

Undoing the Magic of Money

Money is magical.  It is hard not to be enthralled with its power.  Try to rip a dollar in half--its a psychologically difficult thing to do.  Yet as Christians we must live according to a different economy, an economy based on love and charity in which money is at best a passing convenience, at worst a dangerous idol.  The tendency is for the latter so it is critical in our Christian spiritual practice to break the power of money.  There is no better way to break the power of money than to give … [Read more...]


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