BIO-A03 Sabbath Economics

BIO logo(V2.0) This class:

  • Outlines both the ecological and social rationale for why economics should be a matter of faith and practice for Christians, and a theological framework and hermeneutic approach that “reads the Bible economically in order to read the economy biblically.”
  • Explains the meaning of Sabbath Economics; explores the roots of this vision in the Hebrew Bible’s primal narratives of Creation, Exodus and Manna; and presents several studies that trace the footprints of Sabbath Economics through both Testaments.
  • Looks at key aspects of our dominant economic cosmology, and of alternatives that privilege community before capital.
  • Overviews the Sabbath Economics Household Covenant of key practices for contemporary lifestyle, with an emphasis on how we earn, bank, invest and give our money.

Each of the four weekly modules requires 2-3 hours of viewing/listening/reading time, not including discussion. The class is broken into 4 'weeks' of content, but you can undertake it at your own pace:

Week 1: Introduction to Sabbath Economics

Week 2: Biblical "Core Samples"

Week 3: The Alternative Economic Cosmology of the Gospel

Week 4: Household Practices of Sabbath Economics


Please note, purchase of BIO-A03 includes three resources that will be mailed to you ($25 retail value each set): The Biblical Vision of Sabbath Economics, Sabbath Economics: Household Practices and From Mammon to Manna: Sabbath Economics and Community Investing, a six-part DVD series (one DVD).

We are sold out of all Sabbath Econonmics hard-copy resources and are currently in the process of updating both The Biblical Vision of Sabbath Economics, and Sabbath Economics: Household Practices. When these are available we will include them with BIO-A03, until then we can supply PDFs of the original pre-print galleys of the two books. The current discounted prices reflect this.

Please select the product based on how many people will be undertaking the study: BIO-A03 Household* (1 or 2 people): $49.50 (includes one copy of books/DVD) $39.50 - PURCHASE

BIO-A03 Small group (3 to 5 people): $119.50 (includes three copies of books/DVD) $99.50 - PURCHASE

BIO-A03 Large group (6 or more people): $195.00 (includes six copies of books/DVD) $150.00 - PURCHASE

If you require additional copies of the resource materials (two books and one DVD), please contact us and will provide them at cost ($15 per set - normally $25).

*If you have already purchased the Webinar "Why Sabbath Economics? (BIO-A03)" or are an annual webinar subscriber, please contact us at BCM and you will be able to purchase the full BIO-AO3 course at a reduced price (Household rate only).