The Eye of the Needle, or Can Capitalists Enter Heaven?
Sundays June 14, 21, and 28 at 9:00 am, the Adult Class will meet on Zoom. Feel free to join at your breakfast table with coffee/tea in hand! If you do not normally attend this class, but want to be included, please contact Grace Boyer GraceEBoyer@gmail.com.
The class will be emailed four short articles published in the Spring 2020 edition of “Reflections,” a twice yearly publication of Yale Divinity School. The entire edition includes some 20 articles reflecting on the issues of the economic gap in American society.
- For June 14 we will read two pieces. The first is a one page summary by Kathryn Tanner of her book published in 2019 entitled Christianity and the New Spirit of Capitalism (Yale University Press). The second is written by a businessman identifying several ways to address weaknesses he sees in the free market.
- For June 21 we’ll read an article by Presbyterian pastor/organizer Liz Theoharis offering a moral critique of our current circumstances, and a way forward.
- For June 28 we’ll read Old Testament professor John Collin’s summary of biblical texts that bear on our relationship to money. Jamie Dale will lead the discussion and send out a few questions ahead of time each week to prompt our always engaging conversation.