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Faith and Money Network will be on web streaming radio every Monday at noon, January 6 through March 31
Monday January 6 at noon (EST) through March 31st, I will be hosting "Faith and Money: making the connection" on VoiceAmerica. Save those dates to hear such guests as Rev. Roy Howard and theologian Ched Myers, Trip of Perspective leaders Djaloki Dessables and Kim Montroll, philanthropists Judy and David Osgood, and more. We will be probing a range of topics that can help you make the connection between your faith and your money.
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Join us Monday March 10th Noon EST
Kids and Money: Mom, Can I Get That?, with Susan Taylor and Caroline and Jason Bernhardt-Lanier
An estimated 5,000 times a day, our children are exposed to an ad that tells them they need one more thing or one more experience to be happy and accepted. As parents making the connection between faith and money, we know those messages of “never enough” are toxic to our children’s spirits and will distort their lives. But how do we offer God’s life-giving understanding of money when the commercial culture is in the very air they breathe? Our guests today will restore our hope that we can raise our children with a sense of their place in God’s economy of enough for all. Susan Taylor’s family talks and walks (however imperfectly) their understanding of God’s call to justice and community. And Caroline and Jason Bernhardt-Lanier are raising four children within a loving tension between a background of affluence and hearts committed to God’s call to be present to the poor. Join us as we make a multi-generational connection between faith and money.
Click here to listen to: Money and Relationships: Our Home, Our World, with Killian Noe
Many of us hold our relationships with family and friends as among the most precious parts of our lives, so deep and dear that we may not even be aware of the undercurrents created by money. In your relationships is money used to wield power or to empower your life together? Are money decisions a source of friction or collaboration? Is money a way of keeping score in your relationships or a tool for faithful action in the world? Our guest today, Killian Noe, has been aware and intentional about money in her own relationships and seen the range of money dynamics in her work as pastor, fundraiser, and spiritual guide. Killian believes we can recognize the money dynamics in our relationships, change them if we need to, and use those healthy frameworks to relate more fully in ways that break isolation, bring healing and joy and create community, not only in our own families but in the larger world, as well. Join us as we explore this personal and profound connection between our faith and our money.
Click here to listen to: The Church and Money: Let’s Talk, with Rev. Roy Howard and Rev. Kim McDowell
Money is so important in our lives as God’s people that it is the second most frequently mentioned theme in the Bible. Our fundamental understanding of God’s abundance and of our own sufficiency is ultimately a spiritual issue. Faithful money decisions can strengthen our family relationships, empower us to share our resources with others, and free us to live out God’s call on our lives. And yet most of us who go to church hear little or nothing about money there unless the church is raising money for next year’s budget or a new capital campaign. What’s up with that? How can the church be so silent on such an important issue? Our guests today, Rev. Roy Howard and Rev. Kim McDowell, are pastors of churches that have moved out of the silence to actually talk about money. Perhaps their stories will inspire you and your local faith community to step out into this vital realm of our spiritual journey.
Click here to listen to: Security and Faith: How Much is Enough?
If we talk about money long enough, most of us hit a sore spot, an idea that feels threatening in our core, and we spin into “what if” territory. “What if there’s not enough to take care of my family? What if one of us gets really sick? What if I’m poor when I’m old?” The potential scenarios are endless, and our fear can be enormous, but that fear points us to a central connection between faith and money: Where do we find our security--our deep-down, gut level sense of security? What helps us feel safe enough to live out God’s call in our lives? We don’t have a one-size-fits-all answer for you, as much as we all might like to have one, but our guests are here to help us think through the questions. Elizabeth McMeekin and Phil Moses will share their challenges of raising three children, helping with elder parents, planning for their own older years, and responding to their call to live simply.
Click here to listen to: The Joy of Giving,with Philantropists, Dave and Judy Osgood.
Are you someone who easily gives away money and time? If you are, then congratulations, you have already discovered the joy of giving. For the rest of us, giving can be tough—-evoking our anxiety about not having enough for ourselves or rankling against our sense of merit—-I earned this and this is mine. But the biblical story rings with the message that we need to give. And at least half of that need is our own. Giving to others reminds us that everything is a gift from God and therefore not really ours to hold on to forever. Giving-—and receiving--move us from isolation to a deep sense of community and nourish a life-freeing recognition that we have enough, we are enough, and that in God’s economy, there is enough for everyone. Our guests today, Judy and David Osgood, have cultivated a genuine joy in giving and have given enough of themselves and of their money to make a significant difference in many people’s lives. Join us as we hear their remarkable witness to the joy of giving.
Click here to listen to: The Prison of Privilege, with guests Dr. William Miller and Dale Stitt
Are we people of privilege? Jesus himself defines those with the upper hand as the rich, the well-fed, the carefree, and the well-respected. But aren’t those things we strive for—a good bank balance, a good dinner, a good name? Why would Jesus say "Woe to you" about that? Because that privilege can be our prison, locking us away from God and God’s people and even from our own hearts. Our guest, psychologist William Miller, names the four prison walls as greed, anxiety, envy and entitlement, painful symptoms of living outside God’s economy of enough for all. But each of these prison walls has an antidote, a key to the prison door, as Dr. Miller will help us discover during this program. Then Dale Stitt—who has been working for decades with people linking their faith and their money--will share some rich stories of prison breaks, illustrating for us how to live more freely and fully as the people of God.
Click here to listen to: Escaping the Work-More/Spend-More Cycle, with Rev. Matthew Colwell, Tim Darst and Angela Lincoln
Are you weary of the frenzy of producing and consuming? The endless cycle of work-more-spend-more is exhausting, but even when we want to escape the cycle, it can seem impossible. In this week’s program, we are moving further into the practical aspects of connecting our money and our faith. Pastor Matthew Colwell will show us why and how to slow our lives down a bit and remember who we are and whose we are. Then Angela Lincoln and Tim Darst will share their story of choosing to consume less than is typical in the U.S., opening a full and faithful life for themselves and their daughters. Through their story, we can begin to see the advantages of being thoughtful consumers, knowing that how we live affects other people and the planet, and how conscious consumption choices can free us to enlarge our mission and impact in the world. Please join us as we continue to make the connection between our faith and our money. http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2277/faith-and-money-making-the-connection
Click here to listen to: Faith and Money: The Biblical Vision, with theologian Ched Myers http://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/75198/connecting-faith-and-money-the-biblical-vision
We may try to separate money and faith in our lives, but the Bible will have none of that. Money themes are woven throughout the Bible. In both the Old and New Testaments, we have lessons and stories, parables and prophecies about living together in God’s economy of enough for all. In this week’s show, let’s begin to recover what God has provided in the Scriptures. Activist, theologian and popular educator Ched Myers will share his thoughtful and challenging insights into the Bible’s instructions around money. And we will hear examples of people who are, today, taking these biblical instructions to heart in their daily lives. These biblical foundations will provide solid footing as we continue to make the connection between our money and our faith.
Ched Myers is an activist, theologian and popular educator who animates scripture and issues of faith-based peace and justice. Ched writes prolifically, leads retreats and seminars, preaches and teaches and facilitates gatherings, partnering with a variety of theological and social justice organizations over the past 40 years.
Monday January 6th show:
Click here to listen to: "Faith and Money: making the connection" with special guests, Betsy Edmonds and Frank Butler
For more information please contact Mike Little at 202.469.8512 or email@example.com