Episode 24: Christians in an Age of Wealth: A Biblical Theology of Stewardship

Episode 24: Christians in an Age of Wealth: A Biblical Theology of Stewardship

Episode 24: Christians in an Age of Wealth: A Biblical Theology of Stewardship
Table Talk Podcast

 
 
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Perhaps the saddest observation of all is that the spending habits of people in the church differ little from those of the world. The lifestyles of most professing Christians are not substantially different from anyone else’s. Too many in the church have adopted the world’s indulgent attitude toward money. Almost every form of materialistic extravagance and excess has found its way into the fellowship of believers. It is as if the church has forgotten Jesus’ mandate to invest in eternity.

0:00:00—Opening
0:05:40—Introducing Craig Blomberg
0:10:00—Western entertainment mentality
0:15:30—2 Corinthians 9:16
0:18:00—Lack of wealth creates an awareness of need for God
0:21:00—Seduction of wealth to sin
0:28:30—Zephaniah and Augustine—Wealth and sex
0:31:20—Great Commission and money expenditure
0:33:20—Poor with heart set on wealth
0:39:30—Serving two masters
0:44:00—The deceitfulness of wealth chokes the word
0:46:40—Old covenant promises of wealth
0:55:40—Christians in debt and giving
0:58:10—Giving generously theme throughout Scripture
1:07:10—Social conscience of affluent churches
1:12:40—First-world giving to third-world
1:21:50—Giving things besides money
1:25:15—What is at stake in stewardship
1:30:00—Closing

Resources

Christians in an Age of Wealth: A Biblical Theology of Stewardship(by Craig Blomberg) [Amazon Kindle]
Neither Poverty nor Riches: A Biblical Theology of Possessions(by Craig Blomberg] [Amazon Kindle] [Good Neighbours]
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