Dr. Keith Reeves presents a biblical theology of wealth, showing that although the Old Testament often views wealth positively and the New Testament negatively, there is a theme of stewardship throughout. Dr. Reeves leads you through key biblical passages and discusses such topics as saving, debt, investment, vocation and more. He also presents case studies showing how biblical guidelines apply to a number of specific life situations.
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Unit 1: The Old Testament View of Wealth
What Is Wealth?
Learning about Land Inheritance with Morphology Search and Bible Word Study
Ownership of the Land
Provision for Nonlandowners
The Monarchy: Taxation and Centralization
The Monarchy: The Confiscation of Naboth’s Vineyard
The Monarchy: Additional Critiques from the Prophets
Discovering and Comparing Weights and Measures
Children as Wealth
A Definition of Stewardship
Discover Greek Words for Underlying Hebrew
Examples of Stewardship
Lessons in Stewardship, Part 1
Using Clause Participants to Understand Words
Lessons in Stewardship, Part 2
Lessons in Stewardship, Part 3
Unit 2: The New Testament View of Wealth
Comparing Old and New Testament Views
Wealth in the Gospel of Luke
Is Luke’s View of Wealth a Mandate?
Jesus’ Actions Regarding Wealth
Consider Jesus’ Occupation Using Bible Word Study, Atlas, and Factbook
The Parable of the Rich Fool
The Parable of the Dishonest Manager
The Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus
The Parable of the Pounds
Wealth in the Book of Acts
Widows in Acts
Paul’s Offering to the Church in Jerusalem
Using the Topic Guide to Find Dictionary Entries
The Love of Money
Working and Eating
Interacting with Systematic Theologies and Ancient Literature through the Passage Guide
Unit 3: Personal Stewardship
What Is Stewardship?
Self-Control and Gratitude
Economics in One Lesson
It All Begins with Savings
Tithing and Debt
Borrowing for College
Investing in the Stock Market
Ten Tips for Saving Money
Spending Money on Yourself
Unit 4: Stewardship in Family, Church, and Work
Stewardship in the Church
Stewardship and Work
What Is Vocation?
How Do You Find a Vocation?
Vocation and Spiritual Gifts
Examples of Callings
Types of Vocations for Christians
Preparation for Vocation
Unit 5: Stewardship and the Greater Society
Economic Systems Matter
Causes of Wealth
Causes of Poverty
Why I Am No Longer a Socialist
Why Don’t You Hear This in Church?
Jubilee and Income Redistribution
Explore the Year of Jubilee with the Factbook and Interactives
The Role of Government
Is Government the Solution?
Consumer Society or Productive Society?
Unit 6: Responding to Needs: Guidelines
How Should We Be Generous?
Do We Have the Resources?
How Does This Square with Moral Proximity?
Will Your Generosity Solve the Problem?
Will You Create Dependency?
The Conviction of the Holy Spirit
Unit 7: Responding to Needs: Case Studies
Medical Need versus Capital Campaign
Loss of a Job
Saving for a Child’s Education
Teaching Stewardship in Churches
Giving Money Away
Giving Ten Percent
The Church and the Homeless
The Christian and the Beggar
Helping Poor Money Managers
Unit 8: Romans as a Fund-Raising Letter
The Purpose of Romans
The Body of Paul’s Letter to the Romans
Grammatical Construction Comparison, Part 1
Grammatical Construction Comparison, Part 2
Why Is This Relevant?
Using Propositional Outlines to See the Significance of a Greek Phrase in Context
Dr. Keith Reeves is Professor of New Testament and Early Christian Literature at Azusa Pacific University in Southern California. He received his BA from Oklahoma Wesleyan University, his MDiv from Asbury Theological Seminary, and his PhD from Union Theological Seminary in Virginia. He is the author of The Resurrection Narrative in Matthew: A Literary-Critical Examination (Mellen Biblical Press) and coauthor of What Christians Believe about the Bible: A Concise Guide for Students (Baker Academic). Dr. Reeves has also written numerous articles for a variety of publications.
Dr. Reeves has served as founding editor of the Journal for Christian Theological Research (1996-2007), chair of the Computer Assisted Research Group of the Society of Biblical Literature, and editor of the Gorgias Press The Bible in Technology series. He has presented widely at conferences and seminars on areas of biblical and theological studies, including the use of technology in biblical research and study—which makes him a great fit for Logos Mobile Education.
In his life outside the classroom, Dr. Reeves, who holds an MBA, is a licensed California realtor. He has also coached soccer, been active in community school affairs, led house-building teams in Mexico, and raised three daughters with his wife Karen.