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  • Christianity and Bitcoin: A Controversial Match

    Christianity and Bitcoin: A Controversial Match

    Bitcoin is a decentralized digital currency, created in 2009, that operates independently of a central bank. It allows for peer-to-peer transactions without the need for intermediaries. Christianity has a complex relationship with money. On one hand, it is seen as a necessary evil in this world, and on the other hand, it is seen as…

  • The Good Samaritan and the ESG Debate

    The Good Samaritan and the ESG Debate

    What does money have to do with the idea of worship? What does Bitcoin have to do with loving your neighbor? Everything. MereBitcoin exists to explore how the moral foundations of money (including magic internet money) shape societal goals, incentives, systems, and the economic participants themselves. On one occasion, an expert in ESG stood up to test Wisdom. He…

  • The Revelatory Power of Pleading

    The Revelatory Power of Pleading

    Economics of Glory exists to look at the spiritual and philosophical underpinnings of economics. Yet even for the most sympathetic of audiences, this passage might seem a strange one to examine through that lens. Demons? Pigs? Demonic pigs? Huh?  Trigger warning: This story talks about demons. As a result, there is a segment of people for whom…

  • Abraham, Value, and the Ethics of Making Money (Part 3)

    Abraham, Value, and the Ethics of Making Money (Part 3)

    This is part three in a series of articles examining the life of Abraham through the lens of economics and the ethics of personal enrichment. In part one, we established Abraham’s uncompromising commitment to his nephew’s good, even at the expense of his safety and financial security. Part two explored how Abraham responded when Lot’s life was endangered…

  • Abraham, Value, and the Ethics of Making Money (Part 2)

    Abraham, Value, and the Ethics of Making Money (Part 2)

    In part one of this series, we established how the working relationship between Abraham and his nephew, Lot, ended due to a conflict between their herdsmen arguing over increasingly scarce grazing land. The passage is clear that whatever differences their workers had, it did not affect Abraham’s genuine affection, concern for, and commitment toward his nephew.…

  • Abraham, Value, and the Ethics of Making Money (Part 1)

    Abraham, Value, and the Ethics of Making Money (Part 1)

    The story of Abraham and his nephew, Lot, is a profound and vivid examination of the unique faith-fueled economic decision-making that marks the people of God throughout the Biblical and post-Biblical historical witnesses. Genesis 13 describes how Abraham and Lot lived and worked together for years. As their families and businesses grew, they reached a…

  • Wendell Berry, Proto-Bitcoiner

    Wendell Berry, Proto-Bitcoiner

    Wendell Berry might be the most unlikely Bitcoiner ever. While the philosopher-farmer, poet, novelist, environmentalist, and sober-minded cultural critic has written extensively throughout the second half of the 20th century, the fifth generation Kentuckian whose family has lived on and farmed the land in the same county for 200 years famously has not typed a…

  • Christian Investors Cautiously Optimistic about Bitcoin’s Potential

    Christian Investors Cautiously Optimistic about Bitcoin’s Potential

    Bitcoin is a decentralized digital currency, created in 2009, that operates independently of a central bank. It allows for peer-to-peer transactions without the need for intermediaries. Christianity has a complex relationship with money. On one hand, it is seen as a necessary evil in this world, and on the other hand, it is seen as…

  • Pastor Teaches Congregation about Bitcoin Investment

    Pastor Teaches Congregation about Bitcoin Investment

    Bitcoin is a decentralized digital currency, created in 2009, that operates independently of a central bank. It allows for peer-to-peer transactions without the need for intermediaries. Christianity has a complex relationship with money. On one hand, it is seen as a necessary evil in this world, and on the other hand, it is seen as…

  • Exploring the Morality of Cryptocurrency Investment

    Bitcoin is a decentralized digital currency, created in 2009, that operates independently of a central bank. It allows for peer-to-peer transactions without the need for intermediaries. Christianity has a complex relationship with money. On one hand, it is seen as a necessary evil in this world, and on the other hand, it is seen as…