Thursday, April 30, 2009

A Spiritual Diagnosis of the Financial Breakdown

Paul Mills (PhD in economics at Cambridge) is an economist specializing in finance, as well as a Christian. He recently gave an address at the Henry Forum at Capitol Hill Baptist Church on The Financial Breakdown: A Spiritual Diagnosis. The audio, as well as a PDF of his slides, are available at the link. He covered the following areas related to the financial crisis:
  • the causes and culprits
  • the consequences
  • the underlying root cause
  • what this reveals about the spiritual state of high income countries (esp. in the US/UK)
  • what the Bible teaches about finance, in contrast to conventional thinking
  • the implications for public policy, the church, and Christians
HT: Paleoevangelical