Yesterday afternoon, radios all across Canada were tuned to CBC Tapestry and people had the pleasure of being a fly on the wall when Mary Hynes and I chatted about faith and finances. For the three people who missed the interview it’s offered up here: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/tapestry/winter-survival-guide-1.3399094/reconciling-faith-and-finances-1.3400752
Still not sure if it’s worthwhile to listen? I don’t blame you! But the CBC website includes this charming intro which should inspire you to give up the next 15 minutes of your life:
“It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.” – Matthew 19:24
This verse from the Bible is often misquoted, misinterpreted, and misunderstood. How do you make sense of money while being a religious believer?
John VanDuzer is a marketing pro and fundraiser for charities, He delivered a seven-week sermon series that eventually became the book Loonie: Crazy Talk about Finances and Faith. (Maybe the Canadian one-dollar coin has a more perfect name than anyone realized.)
VanDuzer dropped by the Tapestry studio to think out loud about faith and finances. And here is what he had to say: