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With a quote from legendary Methodist evangelist E. Stanley Jones, the Rev. Laura Felleman offers a Christian perspective on the inequalities of America's current economic transition. more

Jan 24, 2016 1:49 PM Perspectives

Cash

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The church is called to be a counter-cultural alternative to the consumer-driven norms dominating our society, but instead The United Methodist Church maintains the economic status quo that's hurting people, says the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant. more

Sep 17, 2015 2:21 PM Local Church

Store Closing

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Churches could benefit their communities by using a "Living Wage Index" to get a true picture of local economies, and then advocating for better economic justice, writes Dale G. Caldwell. more

Jul 25, 2013 1:24 PM In the Church 2 Comments

Alternate Economies

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The Church as Alternate Economy

The antidote to today's economic woes is for the Church to embody and model an alternative kind of economic system compared to society's consumerist capitalism, writes the Rev. Teddy Ray. more

Oct 23, 2012 8:46 AM Teddy Ray

Rationing

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Rev. Jim Parsons challenges Christians and all Americans to adopt a spirit of sacrifice in order to lift the country out of its crushing debt and ensure a brighter future for rising generations. more

Sep 12, 2012 11:00 AM Jim Parsons

A TED talk by Richard Wilkinson looks at the relationships between economics and social satisfaction. more

Aug 22, 2012 10:57 AM Perspectives

Capitalism

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Christians, Capitalism and Ayn Rand

The Rev. Teddy Ray examines how different Christian economics really is from the current debates in America, leading us to wonder: Should United Methodists attempt to apply New Testament economics to the institutional church? more

Aug 22, 2012 10:22 AM Teddy Ray 1 Comments