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Recalling Pharaoh's mistakes with the Hebrews, the Rev. William D. Cotton wonders how a federal government made up of billionaires can connect with the living needs of a waitress holding down two jobs. more

Jul 18, 2017 1:14 PM Perspectives 3 Comments

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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

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Charitable giving meets immediate needs but rarely addresses the causes that keep people in poverty and subjugation, so a deeper solidarity is needed, writes the Rev. Joerg Rieger. more

Dec 11, 2015 8:05 AM Practicing Faith

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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

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If John Wesley's economic and social works saved England from revolution, why does The United Methodist Church remain so silent on the destabilizing economic injustice afflicting America today? more

Jul 25, 2013 5:12 PM Views from a Ridge

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

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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

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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