The one and only Walter Brueggemann is on the podcast again, this time talking with Tripp and Barry Taylor about his latest book, Money and Possessions. In scripture, Brueggemann says, there is a contest between commodity and covenant. Advocacy for covenantal economics and resistance to an extractive, predatory economics occurs throughout scripture.
In the interview he:
- introduces his framework for understanding questions about money and possessions in the New as well as Old Testament
- discusses how this framework relates to our current economic situation in the US both on the individual and collective level
- addresses American exceptionalism and our current political climate
- explains the 10 commandments as resistance to the totalizing narrative of Pharaoh
- uses the exodus and the four key characters (Joseph, Moses, Pharaoh, and God) to help us understand all of this
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#TheologyBeerCamp Summer Edition is coming to Denver and Oklahoma City this August. Head over to theologybeercamp.com to get your tickets. You won’t want to miss Tripp and Peter Rollins dueling in the process vs. radical theology battle of the summer. Plus, we might convince Pete to sing karaoke…