Bingham Feb 21, Category: Tabletalk Magazine. Regrettably, many American Christians know little about economics. Furthermore, many Christians assume that the Bible has nothing at all to say about economics. But a biblical worldview actually has a great deal to teach us on economic matters. The meaning of work, the value of labor, and other economic issues are all part of the biblical worldview.
“Are Economists Basically Immoral?” and Other Essays on Economics, Ethics, and Religion
Cambridge Papers present is a non-profit making quarterly publication that aims to make clear the relevance of biblical teaching to a range of contemporary issues, and equips Christians to respond to the ideas which are shaping our society. The self-destructive tendency of a debt-based financial system has been highlighted in earlier Cambridge Papers. To diagnose our current plight, this paper expounds the biblical teaching on debt, interest, and finance; explains what is really going on from a relational perspective; and draws applications for the Christian, the church, and society. The financial crisis working its way through the US and Europe demonstrates once again the extreme danger that debt-based finance poses. The very self-government of supposedly free nations, such as Greece and Ireland, is being suborned. This paper sets out a biblically-based alternative to conventional financial thinking, stressing its relational aspects. This perspective is not radically new.
The Bible, the State, and the Economy: A Framework for Analysis
Who wrote the Bible? I can assure you that not many people have ever really asked themselves this question and really looked behind it to find out the answer. Several people have probably never wondered who since when they think of the Bible, they think of God.
The economies of the world are in crisis. It seems as if every country is in debt to every other country. How has the world gotten into the state it is in?