Counterfeit Culture: Money (Resources)
In light of our series, Counterfeit Culture: Returning to God's Original Design, and as we tackle the difficult topics of sex, money, and power, we wanted to provide some additional resources on these topics.
This second post is a gathering of resources on the topics of money and possessions.
Randy writes to encourage Christian parents to engage with their children (young or old) about generosity.
"Giving shouldn’t be an add-on elective to the spiritual life; it should be a required course at the very core of life’s curriculum. If our children don’t learn about giving from us, then who will teach them?"
See also: Give Kids the Big Picture of Stewardship
Be Content with What You Have by Marshall Segal
Marshall walks us through a biblical understanding of contentment - a deep meaningful expression of joy in the face of whatever comes our way.
"Be content with what you have. Are there six more terrifying words in a culture like ours? They certainly land on me like six sharp cannon blasts. Don’t let your heart endlessly pine for what you might have one day, but cultivate satisfaction in what God has given you for today."
See Also: Global Rich List
7 Biblical Principles for Saving & Investing Your Money by Chris Cagle
Many of us find it difficult to know what God really wants us to do with our money, wanting to balance wisdom, faith, and generosity. Chris Cagle offers 7 biblical principles to help us navigate the confusion.
5 Errors of the Prosperity Gospel by David W. Jones
If our hearts are attracted to money above God, we will be tempted to alter our theology to follow our heart. David Jones walks us through 5 key errors that reveal the "health and wealth" message as a false gospel.
"It’s evident, then, that the prosperity gospel’s doctrine of giving is built on faulty motives. Whereas Jesus taught his disciples to “give, hoping for nothing in return” (Luke 6:35), prosperity theologians teach their disciples to give because they will get a great return."