I have uploaded a voice recording of a chapter by Ronald Rohlheiser on this frequently misunderstood teaching of Jesus. It is under the “Teaching” heading under “Resources” on the main menu, along with other bibliographical information.
This 30 minute lecture will give you a good introduction to the birth of the Church of England. It corrects a lot of popular misconceptions and is well-worth your time, especially if you are committed to following Christ in the Anglican way. This will help you in dialog with skeptical or uninformed friends.
What happens when the global economy is no longer based on agriculture, industry, information, services, and consumption? What happens when the most valuable “product” is debt?
We had a peek at this in the financial collapse of 2008. Banks got caught with mortgage bundles that were no longer worth what they had bought them for. If those mortgages had been corn or soybean, well, you just take a loss. Same if they had been corn or soybean futures. But what if the “commodity” is debt itself?
If you have not seen the movie, Margin Call, I highly recommend it. Here is a link to the trailer. But take a look at this short video below for a more focused analysis.
“The economy has become a casino and the high-rollers never lose.”