Four exciting new short talks on theology and economics from national leaders are now available. These talks are designed to be used as assignments to help you introduce students to these vital issues in your classes. Featuring dynamic and engaging presentations from highly credible figures, and only 15 minutes in length, these talks promise to be a powerful curricular tool!
Presentations like these are a powerful way our network can equip you for curricular integration. Please let us know how we can improve as we make plans to develop more!
“Creation and Economics,” Michael Thigpen, Evangelical Theological Society
Assign this talk in: Old Testament, systematic theology, ethics, and spiritual formation classes – and more!
Describing the poignant scenes he encountered working in a bank – a woman living in fear because she hadn’t filed taxes in a decade, a successful man who felt he was “dying” inside, and his own sense of vocational frustration – Michael Thigpen shows how the text of Genesis provides a doctrine of creation that uniquely illuminates our personal and social dilemmas.
“Luke and Money,” Darrell Bock, Dallas Theological Seminary
Assign this talk in: New Testament, ethics, and spiritual formation classes – and more!
“Money makes the world go ’round,” but who is driving that bus, and where is it taking us? Darrell Bock unfolds the surprising ironies and reversals found in Luke’s treatment of money – from the rich fool and Lazarus’ wealthy neighbor to Zacchaeus and the widow’s mite – that call us to surrender all our money to the task of good stewardship in God’s world.
“Rethinking Urban Poverty,” Christopher Brooks, Moody Theological Seminary
Assign this talk in: Justice, missions, church leadership, ethics, and apologetics classes – and more!
Is poverty permanent, or can the church help create opportunity for the poor to rise? Christopher Brooks argues that the truth of the gospel and the imperatives of discipleship demand constructive solutions to poverty. He shares how contextual, data-driven, and collaborative approaches are bringing streams of living water into the “urban desert” of the Detroit economy.
“Faithful Churches Create Flourishing Communities,” Charlie Self, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary
Assign this talk in: Systematic theology, justice, missions, and church leadership classes – and more!
Joy, peace, and righteousness are cultivated in the Kingdom of God, and their power does not stop at the church walls. Charlie Self expands our perspective by showing how churches impact the culture of their communities – sending out workers who find meaning in creative service, tearing down walls of distrust, and standing up to exploitation and oppression.