Pastors occasionally preach about money, but it’s the rare few who preach about the “economics of neighborly love,” says Rev. Tom Nelson, who is also an economist.
In his book, he argues that Jesus calls his disciples to be wise investors, generating both wealth and jobs. He explains how congregations can play a role in fostering sound economics and job creation in the poorer neighborhoods of their community.
A few donations to needy people won’t cut it. We need to develop relationships with people in poverty, and we need to address their number-one desire, a good-paying job. (InterVarsity)