Category: Theological Resources

Helping that Helps: Six Principles for Poverty Alleviation

By Brian Fikkert; reprinted from Made to Flourish, by permission of The Chalmers Center. At the Chalmers Center, we long to see people who are struggling with material poverty restored to all that God has created them to be as his image-bearers. That’s why we work to equip churches and related ministries to more effectively walk alongside people living in…

The Four Mondays of Advent

By Meryl Herr; excerpted from The Four Mondays of Advent: Daily Meditations on Faith and Work.   Editor’s note: This week only, The Four Mondays of Advent is available at the special introductory price of $2.99; the price goes up on November 12.   Peace “For the sake of my family and friends, I will say, ‘Peace be within you.’ For…

Interest on Loans in the Old Testament, Conclusion

By Klaus Issler; part four of a series. Reprinted from the Oikonomia Network. Three main passages in the Torah address the topic of lending and interest: Exodus 22:25: If you lend money to any of my people with you who is poor…you shall not exact interest from him. Leviticus 25:35 and 37: If your brother becomes poor and cannot maintain himself with…

ReFrame: Free Download in Six Languages

Reprinted from Regent College. Since May 1, ReFrame has been available for free streaming at reframecourse.com. And now we’re pleased to announce that free downloads are also available! Our Spanish, French, Traditional Chinese, Korean, and Brazilian Portuguese translations, as well as our regular and subtitled English versions, can all be downloaded online for free. It’s easy: simply visit this page, enter your email address, and hit subscribe. Once we…

Interest on Loans in the Old Testament, Part 3

By Klaus Issler; part three of a series. Reprinted from the Oikonomia Network. This series wrestles with the question: Does the Old Testament teach that charging interest on a loan is sinful? Deuteronomy 23:19 states: “You shall not charge interest on loans [nāšak II, verb] to your brother, interest [nešek, noun] on money, interest [nešek] on food, interest [nešek] on anything that…