February InterSections – Are you money-wise?
Money is everywhere. Of course, it’s something we use every day, but it’s also something we hear about all the time in the news and in our conversations with others. Money and the state of the economy are at the front of our minds and are a constant source of anxiety. But, as prevalent as talk about money is in our society, our churches are often quiet on the subject. Surely such a big part of our daily lives is something we ought to hear about and concerning which we should seek godly wisdom (e.g. Matthew 6:31-33). So with that in mind this issue of InterSections focuses on money.
In our Feature, Kent Hartman encourages us with some biblical examples of generosity. In Food for Thought, Stuart Bassett challenges our thinking about inheritance, both physical and spiritual. Mark Jennings reviews the book, Economics for Life, written by the renowned Australian economist, Ian Harper, who also happens to be a devout churchman. In our Interview, we chat with Stuart Penhall about financial support among churches and his role as a trustee of ACCET.
Our ChurchScene looks at a new ‘Up & Go Sunday’ initiative at the Belmore Road Church of Christ – when the congregation went out and became more involved in the local community. In our International Letter, Daniel Stockstill reflects on his experiences as a guest teacher in the 2019 Mission Tour Australia. In News, we report on Christians in Bairnsdale who lost their homes to the summer bushfires, and how Camp Challenge had to be cancelled. Camp Gidawarra, however, was a success, and we also have a report about Gordon Hogan’s recent visit to Australian churches in NSW and Queensland.
As we begin a new year, we thank God for his blessings and ask for wisdom to use those blessings for his glory.
The Editorial Team
'Up and Go Sunday'
Belmore Rd Church,VIC
The Challenge of being Generous
Food for Thought -
Inheritance – Spiritual
Book Review -
Economics for Life
International Letter -
Mission Tour Australia
News - Storytelling, G. Hogan
Camp Gidawarra, QLD
Bushfires, Bairnsdale, VIC
Camp Challenge, NSW
Stewart Penhall, ACCET
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'The God who made the world and all things in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth does not dwell in temples made with hands;
...He Himself gives to all life and breath and all things;'
Acts 17:24-25 (NASB)