Christians in an Age of Wealth: A Biblical Theology of Stewardship

by Craig Blomberg, Jonathan Lunde. Zondervan, 2013.

Part of Zondervan’s “Biblical Theology of Life” series, this book offers an evangelical theological framework for understanding Christian approaches to wealth, stewardship, and responsibility. Blomberg, a New Testament professor at Denver Theological Seminary, unpacks a series of questions about what scripture says about wealth’s goodness and seductive power, about generosity, and an exploration of tithes and taxes. The book closes with a section addressing the role and responsibility of individuals, of civic institutions and, of churches as stewards of wealth and resources. Offering case studies, this final section addresses relevant issues for congregations serious about whole-life stewardship, considering work as vocation, our economic system, and the ways in which Christianity itself has been commodified. This is an accessible theological resource for congregational leaders or groups hoping to dig into biblical lessons for stewardship in every aspect of life.