Book Launch for Rev. Dr. Sheryl Johnson

Congratulations to Rev. Dr. Sheryl Johnson, Professor of Theology and DMin Chair at St. Stephen’s College, on the publication of her first book Serving Money, Serving God: Aligning Radical Justice, Christian Practice, and Church Life (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2023).

All are invited to the virtual book launch event on February 16, 2023 at 2:00pm MST (1:00 PM PST / 4:00 PM EST). This event will be held online via Zoom
( Details are as follows:

  • Welcome: Rev. Miriam Spies
  • Gathering Prayer: Rev. Dr. Kelly Colwell
  • Reading: Rev. Dr. Sheryl Johnson
  • Respondent: Dr. Cynthia Moe-Lobeda
  • Questions and Discussion
  • Blessing: Rev. Dr. Kelly Colwell

 Book Abstract:
Justice commitments can and must be integrated into all of a church's financial practices, including fundraising, budgeting, managing property and personnel, investing, and participating in community partnerships. So argues Sheryl Johnson in Serving Money, Serving God: Aligning Radical Justice, Christian Practice, and Church Life. This is the first Christian stewardship and finance book written from an explicitly anti-racist, decolonial, feminist, ecological, and class-critical standpoint. Many churches espouse these commitments—as individual members, as congregations, and through their denominations—but pursue them as discrete initiatives, such as themes for study and worship, rather than as core organizing principles for congregational life. This book offers a positive and constructive approach to the topic and is filled with inspiring examples for churches of all sizes. Case studies provide practical guidance and make the analysis concrete, relatable, and accessible. The book highlights the importance of creativity, imagination, and a sense of hope-filled adventure in engaging this work.

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