I know, we only just interviewed Walter Brueggemann! But he’s just brought a book out entitled Money and Possessions and we’ve still got unresolved questions after our chat with Justin Welby on that subject. So why not spend another hour in the digital presence of one of the great biblical scholars of our time?! And as you’d expect, it was an hour chock-full of wisdom and insight!

Interview started at 6m 53s

Image provided by Westminster John Knox Press Used with permission.


Money and Possessions: Interpretation: Resources for the Use of Scripture in the Church

Prophetic Imagination


“Money regularly morphs into an idolatry and that idolatry will lead to the commoditization of human relationships…”

“If we are adequately grateful, we are propelled to be generous.”

“The Torah teaching wants to say that we prosper when we are fully engaged in the work of the well being of the community.”

 “The question we have to ask is, ‘what decisions can I make today about my money and my body that will lead me to make greater decisions tomorrow?”

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  1. Martin Hull Aug 25, 2017

    Dear Tim and Dave. I listened with interest to your interview with Walter Brueggemann on the subject of the sabbath. One aspect of the concept of sabbath that I most struggle with is how to achieve a day of rest as a family when children generate so many instantaneous demands. Brueggemann didn’t seem to make any comment on this in the interview. Any wisdom on this – or know anyone who has written/spoken on this challenge?

    • Hi Martin,
      Great to hear from you. I’ve been pondering this question the last few years, as I often find weekends more tiring than the working week! I still haven’t come really come up with an answer though. We just try to make the sabbath feel different, (however simply that might be) even if it isn’t entirely restful. That way it gives a sense of shape and rhythm to the week. That’s as far as we’ve got with it really. Tim

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