Welcome to our November issue on “Aligning Faith & Finances,” an important topic for those who turn to God and prayer during these turbulent times. We see the words ‘In God We Trust’ on our currency, and we say “One Nation Under God” in our Pledge of Allegiance because faith has long been a foundation for life in America.
So how do we align our faith with our finances? The writers, as well as the video, in this issue represent different parts of the financial world and faith communities. They look at Biblical ideas, ethical principles and faith-based tools for being Good Stewards of our assets.
I close by mentioning a podcast that I appeared on recently — Impact! with John Shegerian. His podcasts explore trends and solutions to current challenges from innovators and leaders on how they work to make the world a better place. Listen to our wide-ranging conversation here.
– Cliff Feigenbaum, founder/publisher
Faith+Finance teamed up with Backstory Preaching to host a conversation on preaching and money and why it is so difficult to talk about God’s economy. The conversation which is moderated by The Rev. Buddy Stallings, retired rector of St. Bart’s Episcopal Church in Manhattan, includes Rev. Canon Rosa Lee Harden; Rev. Amy Butler, Interim Pastor of National City Christian Church in Washington, DC; and former Wall Street Investment Banker and current Senior Pastor of Bethel Church of Morristown, Rev. Sidney Williams.
“One of the most important ways that we can start to have a better conversation in our churches about money is for us to preach about it,” said The Rev. Harden, executive producer of Faith+Finance. “We want to start modeling that conversation to encourage more preachers to take the plunge into the deep end in these difficult times in our economy.”