On this episode, Jerry Bowyer offers an interpretation of Jesus’ teachings on money-related issues within the framework of where and to whom He was speaking.
Questions explored in this episode:
- Was Jesus rich or poor?
- How did being an artisan from Galilee influence Jesus’ teachings on money-related issues?
- Why did Jesus primarily confront religious leaders regarding money issues rather than the average small business owner?
- Why did Jesus clear moneychangers and merchants out of the temple? Why did He target the dove merchants specifically?
About the guest:
Jerry is the Chief Economist of Vident Financial, Editor of Townhall Finance, and President of Bowyer Research. He is also Resident Economist with Kingdom Advisors, and serves on the Editorial Board of Salem Communications.
He has been Forbes.com columnist and a frequent commentator on Fox Business News, Fox News, and CNBC. He has been a contributing editor of National Review Online, The New York Sun and Townhall Magazine, and he has written for the Wall Street Journal and for numerous other publications.
He’s the author of the new book, The Maker Versus the Takers: What Jesus Really Said About Social Justice and Economics.
Links mentioned in this episode: