This Sunday at Second Mile we will be exploring what the Bible teaches about handling finances in a way that honors God. It can be a dicey topic, so I’d appreciate your prayers. I am looking forward to it because so much of our time and energy and stress is related to issues about money.
Randy Alcorn has been an important author and speaker related to issues of biblical finances and has been a helpful resource in my preparation. He recently sat down with Mark Driscoll to discuss “Generosity Theology.” In particular I appreciate how this is different from both Prosperity Theology (an appalling view that God wants us rich) and Poverty Theology (the also misguided idea that God wants us poor — an idea that is sadly gaining traction with many evangelicals today). Alcorn describes a more biblical third way.