This article considers whether it is right for a couple to have life insurance, showing that it is a matter of measuring one's situation and convictions.
This article offers eleven guidelines to help us break the power of materialism. At the root of it all is the fact that God has made us stewards, and so we are called to give what he has entrusted to us.
This article discusses what financial stewardship is all about, according to Scripture. It ends off with addressing some questions about stewardship.
Is the Bible against living a luxurious life? Can a Christian strive for luxury? In our age of consumerism this is a relevant question to ask. The author of this article shows that in its nature luxury is relative, since there will never be equality on this earth. The author maintains that there is both good and bad luxury, and urges the Christian to desire first of all to find their satisfaction in Christ.
These two articles build off of the series entitled The Congregation's Support of Her Diaconate. Is it the obligation of each church member to financially support the ministry of the Gospel? This article looks at the Old Testament in order to answer this question. The author discusses tithing, free will offerings, and assessed fees, showing that these were given to support the tabernacle and temple ministry.
These two articles build off of the series entitled The Congregation's Support of Her Diaconate. Is it the obligation of each church member to financially support the ministry of the Gospel? The author first defines what the ministry of the Gospel is, and then discusses paying the minister, providing a place of worship, and supporting mission work.
This article considers what the Bible says about stewardship of the resources God has given us. It explains that everything is God's, unequal distribution of resources is part of God's design, gifts are given for his glory and the good of others, faithfulness is key, and what we do with our resources here will echo for eternity.
This article shows that biblical giving is less about the amount than the way we understand the gospel. It offers four beliefs that combine to shape the heart for giving.
Financial institutions can be means to enable humans to obey God’s stewardship mandate and to show God’s justice and love. This article discusses four financial institutions and shows how they can be used to fulfil this mandate.
Finances have a role in God’s purposes for humanity. God has three primary purposes with finances: a help to reveal his glory, a help to be good stewards, and a means for justice and love.
This article considers what are some of the financial mistakes we make with money and which ones can we avoid.
This article offers thirteen ways you can waste money.
Can the rich be saved? This article shows that Jesus cares and loves the rich too.
Does the Old Testament teach anything on economic matters like ownership and property? Kaiser examines the case some have made for a duality of the material and spiritual world. He then examines themes related to property, theft, land, and Jubilee. The stewardship responsibilities attributed to human beings are noted.
Stewardship has to do with every choice you make. This is what the article calls whole-life stewardship.
This article presents five typical underlying causes of debt.
This article considers whether it is biblical for Christians to save for retirement. It raises questions we should ask about our retirement savings.
Often Jesus called his disciples and followers to leave everything. What is the content of this call? There are also passages in Luke and Acts that seem to require voluntary poverty. Other passages require a right attitude to the continuing possession of wealth. What was Jesus' teaching on possessions?
For John Calvin the subjects of money, wealth, and business are all created entities. Money is a creation, and as such it should not be worshipped, overemphasized, or ignored. Like the rest of creation, it has a place and is useful. In the section of Chapter 1 presented here, the creaturely character of the economy is considered.
Was it compulsory for the earliest Christians in the book of Acts to share their possessions? This article considers this question in the light of passages like Acts 2:44-45 and Acts 4:32-35, which speak of sharing of possessions among the earliest believers. This article is a response to the view that Luke presents this practice as mistaken.