What is Sabbath Economics?
Economics in a Christian perspective should be understood in the light of the central biblical practice of keeping Sabbath. Sabbath is both a communal discipline and a tradition of economic justice.
In June 2007 Pastor Ric gave a series of teachings on Sabbath Economics. (Listen to these sermons on the Sermon Archive page.) Below are articles and websites that provide a great foundation for understanding the Biblical vision for a just economic system.
Practicing Sabbath Economics: How to live in the light of God’s abundance and provision.
by Matthew Colwell, Sojourners Magazine, May 2008
God Speed the Year of Jubilee! The biblical vision of Sabbath economics. by Ched Myers, Sojourners Magazine, May-June 1998
Jesus’ New Economy of Grace: The biblical vision of Sabbath economics. by Ched Myers, Sojourners Magazine, July-August 1998
The liturgy of abundance, the myth of scarcity, is a great article by Walter Brueggemann, published by The Christian Century.
Here’s two articles from the Sabbath Economics Collaborative about practical ways to work toward economic justice.
What You Can Do To Build a New Economy, by Alison Roberts & Sarah van Gelder
Originally published in Yes! magazine (Spring, 1999), this article offers resources for just economic practices at the national, local and household levels.
On Social Investing by Andy Loving. SEC member and licensed investment advisor Andy Loving gives a practical overview of socially responsive investing, along with follow-up resources, in this four page document (November, 2003).
This article on the Gospel of Consumption published in the May/June 2008 issue of Orion Magazine has implications for Christians, as we seek to resist all false gospels in order to pursue the way of Christ.