unORTHODOX, Part 08: Health, Wealth and Happiness, Guaranteed (The Prosperity Gospel)

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While some (distorted!) strains of Christianity seek to escape this age (cf., Gnosticism, Docetism, etc.), others dream of a comfortable life within it. Divine blessing takes the form of safety and secular – from protection against disease to owning luxury jets. This is “the prosperity gospel,” and while it is hardly new, it has made quite a resurgence lately, especially in the US.

Here, Ian Farrell looks at the promise of divine blessing and a love that does not always lead to luxury.

The texts used in this sermon is: Psalm 23 (NRSV)
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