Thinking Theologically About Wealth, Including Money

Carol Johnston notes in this essay that " 'money' and wealth are notoriously difficult topics for most North American Christians to think about theologically." For this reason, she seeks answers to several critical questions on the topic. What is "wealth"? What does wealth have to do with that which Jesus called an "abundant life"? What do we need for an abundant life, and what does that have to do with money?
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Carol Johnston is Assistant Professor of Theology and Culture at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, Indiana, and Director of the Faith, Wealth and Community Leadership Project. For further information on Dr. Johnston's work on this topic, go to and click on "Johnston" under the faculty listing.