God and Money: Reflections on Economic Issues
As Christians we need to know the origin of many economic issues arise that haunt us today. Planet earth had two beings first, but now there are more than seven billion! As we pause to reflect, we can “be infants in evil, but in thinking be mature” (1 Corinthians 14:20). As a doctor needs to diagnose first before making recommendations, so too we ought to recognise where we are as individuals and as society have fallen short of the glory of God, in the way economic activity is now organised so that we can rise to our true calling as Christians. God comes first, then money.
About the Author
Dr Lee Soo Ann was educated in Raffles Institution, the University of Malaya in Singapore and Regent College. After retiring as professor of economics in the National University of Singapore, he studied in a seminary and served the bible society of Singapore as its general secretary and now as its president. He still teaches in NUS and Singapore Management University and also preaches as an elder of Prinsep Street Presbyterian Church. His most recent book is “Singapore: From Place to Nation” (2013: Pearson). He has three children and five grandsons.