In the UK, churches are among the groups who have been discussing economics a lot more keenly since the crash raised urgent questions about the way that we use money. Rising unemployment, heavy government cuts and the consequent increase in poverty have left churches questioning why so many people in their communities cannot afford enough food or fuel. It’s also led many Christians to look again at the Bible and Christian theology to ask what they have to say about how we earn, spend, bank and invest our money.
If you or your church are exploring the issues, we hope you’ll find these resources helpful:
- Some background on money in the Bible and Christian theology. This includes a look at issues of poverty and equality in the Bible as well as questions of usury and the theology of money.
- Information and advice on ethical and practical issues around banking, investing in the stock market and spending your money.