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God and Money

Greetings to all my Fellow Friars and Nuns

I would appreciate thoughts for my forthcoming book, provisionally titled "God and Money"

Chapter one is close to finality ... but your thoughts are still welcome

Here are the Chapter and Section Headings :-

(1) God and Money ... You cannot serve two masters ? 

              (a) The Widow's Offering (Luke Chapter 21)

              (b) The Parable of the Tenants (Luke Chapter 20)

  (c) Paying Taxes to Caesar (Luke Chapter 20)

              (d) The Parable of the Ten Minas (Luke Chapter 19)

              (e) The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector (Luke Chapter 18)

              (f) The Rich Ruler (Luke Chapter 18)

              (g)  The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard (Matthew 20)


(2) The Parable of the Shrewd Manager (Luke 16)

              (a) The Rich Man and The Manager ... their roles

              (b) Does Jesus authorise falsifying of invoices?

              (c) Trust in small things as well as large

              (d) Who is the rich man?

              (e) Being a servant?

              (f)  Being rich?


(3) The Parable of the Lost Coin (Luke 15)

              (a) Lost Coins today

              (b) The Cost of Being a Disciple


(4) The Parable of the Rich Fool (Luke 12)

             (a) Eat Drink and be Merry

             (b) Do Not Worry

             (c) Watchfulness

             (d) Not Peace but Division

             (e) Interpreting the Times


(5) The Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10)

            Rich and Poor Countries

            Rich and Poor Individuals


(6) The Parable of the Sower (Luke 8)


(7) Blessing and Woes (Luke 6)

             (a) The meaning for today

             (b) The Wise and Foolish Builders


(8) Values without Faith

             (a) Personal Ethics ... Their Source

             (b) Voluntary Ethics v Enforced Ethics

             (c) Non Believers and Moral Foundations

             (d) Democracy and Pluralism


(9) Church and State

            (a) Savings versus Debt

            (b) Sustainable Growth, GDP Trends

            (c) Asset Bubbles and Greed

            (d) Business without Morality

            (e) Regulation and Fairness

            (f)  The Church in Personal Morality

            (g) The Church in World Morality

            (h) The State in Personal Morality

            (i)  The State in World Morality

            (j)  Compromise v Principles

            (k) Practicality v Ideals


CONCLUSION:  Matthew 25 31-46