When to Keep Silent
There are times when it is best not to speak.
When to Keep Silent
There are times when it is best not to speak.
Is There a “Christian” Economic System?
By David W. Jones When some people think about economic systems, two extremes come to mind—that is, a […]
Why Did Jesus Teach in Parables?
By David W. Jones Why did Jesus teach in parables? Before we can answer this question, we need […]
5 Reasons You Should Read the Bible’s Genealogies
By David W. Jones One of the unique aspects of the Bible are the many lengthy genealogical lists […]
David W. Jones: Why Do Christians Still Sin?
Why do Christians still sin? In this video, Dr. David W. Jones, Professor of Christian Ethics and Associate […]
David W. Jones: Can Christians Commit the Unpardonable Sin?
In this video, Dr. David W. Jones, Professor of Christian Ethics, answers a common question many Christians have: […]
From Overwork to Laziness: What Proverbs Tells us about Work
By David W. Jones Scripture teaches that work is not the result of humanity’s sinfulness but is part […]
Does God Want Me to Be Rich or Poor? What Proverbs Has to Say
By David W. Jones The book of Proverbs addresses many practical issues in the Christian life, such as […]
On Lament and Hard Questions | David W. Jones’ Summer Reading Recommendations
As summer begins, we want to help you craft the perfect Summer Reading List. We asked Southeastern Seminary […]
3 Sources of Hope in a Fear-Filled World
By David W. Jones In the midst of the pandemic, one of the things that has stood out […]
David W. Jones: How Can I Know God’s Will for My Life?
How can I know God’s will for my life? What even is God’s will, and can I know […]
5 Critical Errors of the Prosperity Gospel
By David W. Jones “To live with the object of accumulating wealth is anti-Christian.” Charles Spurgeon uttered these […]
4 Reasons Christians Care for Creation
Why should Christians care about the creation? Isn’t the material world going to burn up one day anyway? […]
Why We Work
Work often seems like a drudge. We spend our weeks longing for the weekend, when we can stop […]
Does the Bible Say Christians Should Be Communists?
By David W. Jones Recently I was on the aisle seat of a flight, praying no one would […]
On Matters of Conscience, How Should You Decide?
By David W. Jones One of the topics I explore in my new book Knowing and Doing the […]
Should Millennials Care about Economics?
Results-driven. Globally-oriented. Civic-minded. We often use these to describe millennials. These characteristics are ideal for the field of […]
What Working on a Farm Taught Me about the Material World
Every Good Thing is a little book on a big topic: the material world. Where do we start? […]
To Tithe or Not to Tithe? A New Testament Guide to Generous Giving
To tithe or not to tithe? This simple question has been debated in small groups, in Sunday school rooms, over kitchen tables and in textbooks for decades.
3 Essential Guidelines for Ministering to the Poor
Poverty is pervasive in our fallen world, and it has many origins, as we saw in a recent […]
What Really Causes Poverty?
The Christian tradition has always stood in solidarity with the poor. James reminds his readers that caring for […]
All Is Not One: The Problem with Panentheism and the Material World
In a recent article, we saw why Christians should care for creation. Yet too often, we don’t care about […]
We Are More Than Consumers: The Problem with Secular Humanism and the Material World
In a recent article, we saw why Christians should care for creation. Yet too often, we don’t care […]
Why God Created You With Material Needs
If we were to boil wealth and poverty down to its core ingredient, it would be this: material […]
David Jones: The Prosperity Gospel Is No Gospel At All
Will following God make you healthy, wealthy and happy? Is there a connection between your faithfulness to God […]
What Does the Great Commission Have to Do with Economics and Stewardship?
When I tell people I teach a class entitled “Economics, Stewardship, and the Common Good,” a common question […]
The Inauguration, Paula White, and the Pitfalls of the Prosperity Gospel
“To live with the object of accumulating wealth is anti-Christian.” Charles Spurgeon uttered these words over a century […]
3 Wrong Ways to Think About Your Job
By David W. Jones The Bible addresses the topic of work, oftentimes in a commending manner and always […]
Jesus, Paul and Beyond: Work Is Everywhere in the Bible
Work: Few of us are fond of the concept. The terms “work” and “labor” don’t usually prompt us […]
David W. Jones: “God Doesn’t Care Whether You’re Rich or Poor, But He Does Care What You Do with It.”
What’s the relationship between material and spiritual wealth? In other words, does being godly mean that you’ll be […]
Were Early Christians Communists?
Were early Christians communists? That’s what some Christians conclude when the read about the early Christian converts in […]
Was Jesus Rich or Poor — and Why Does It Matter?
When it comes to wealth and poverty, “What would Jesus do?” Perhaps a better question would be, “What […]
Faith and Your Finances: 4 Pitfalls to Avoid
Will following Jesus lead you to life of health, wealth and abundance? Or, will your faith lead you […]
Rich or Poor? God Cares More about What’s in Your Heart than Your Hands
Many of our political debates center on the topic of wealth and poverty. Who is wealthy, and who […]
Summer Reading: 7 Books on Faith and Economics from David W. Jones
Want to learn more about how faith intersects with everyday topics like money, wealth, poverty and economics? You […]
Four Reasons You Should Care about the Material World
If we are being honest, many of us would admit we have a hard time understanding how Christianity […]
Does Your Material Wealth Indicate Your Spiritual Health?
What is the connection between your bank statement and spiritual life? You can find opinions all across the […]
How Should You Deal with Wealth and Poverty? Three New Testament Teachings
What did you do yesterday? Perhaps you went to work, made money, paid bills and drove past the […]
What Did Jesus Really Teach about Wealth and Poverty?
What did Jesus really teach about wealth and poverty? Perhaps you think that Jesus discouraged wealth and promoted […]
Does God Want You to Provide for Your Needs or Protect the Poor? You Don’t Have to Choose
Does God want people to work to provide for their needs? Or does God want people to protect […]
What Does God Think about Wealth and Poverty? Lessons from the Law
The Old Testament law is a body of legislation recorded in the Pentateuch — the first five books […]
Does Acts Teach that Christians Should Be Communists?
Recently I was on the aisle seat on a Southwest Airline flight, praying that no one would come […]
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