Jesus on Riches and Poverty

May 16, 2017

The Christian church is often seen as a socially and politically conservative body, preserving the status quo...we even have official state churches in some countries.  But Jesus was a radical, even a revolutionary, in all sorts of ways, and he challenged the status quo, finally getting crucified by the authorities. He had some extraordinarily hard-hitting things to say to rich people and  about the use and abuse of money, and about sharing resources.  Conveniently rich Christians often seem not to have heard what Jesus said!  But in our unequal world Jesus is a very relevant voice: he called people to find God's love and to respond to it in practical action.

The talk was given by Prof David Wenham.