Neither Poverty Nor Riches
What exactly does the Bible teach about material possessions? What does faithful New Testament stewardship entail, since it’s not a tithe? What does generous, sacrificial giving look like in an area as wealthy as Chicago’s North Shore-for individuals? for churches? for a seminary? Craig Blomberg doesn’t pretend to have all the answers but he has lived here, gone to seminary here, and, more recently, studied and written a lot about a biblical theology of possessions, especially in his book, Neither Poverty nor Riches (Inter-Varsity Press, 1999), and in his Bible study guide for individuals and groups, Heart, Soul and Money (College Press, 2000).
Craig L. Blomberg is Distinguished Professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary, where he has taught since 1986. Dr. Blomberg received his PhD from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. In addition to contributing numerous articles in professional journals, multi-author works, dictionaries, and encyclopedias, he has authored or edited twenty books, includingThe Historical Reliability of the Gospels (IVP Academic, 2007); Making Sense of the New Testament: Three Crucial Questions (Baker Academic, 2004); and Jesus and the Gospels: An Introduction and Survey (2nd ed., B&H Academic, 2009).