Today’s sketch is based on Jesus’ teachings about giving in Matthew 6:1–4. There are many kinds of financial giving, but according to the NET, the kind referred to in this passage is ‘alms’, referring ‘primarily to the giving of money or food for the relief of the poor.’Continue reading On giving to the poor: ‘The Silent Finance Awards’ (a comedy based on Matthew 6:1–4)
No discussion about money in Matthew’s gospel would be complete without looking at the rich young ruler: Matthew 19:16–30.Continue reading The rich young ruler: ‘The Sacrifice of Inheritance’ (a drama based on Matthew 19:16–30)
Happy new year!
This week, I have another short sketch, based on Matthew 10:5–15 when Jesus sends out the twelve. I imagine a conversation between Peter and Andrew and their host as the two apostles visit a town.Continue reading Jesus sends out the twelve: ‘The Miracle Method’ (a satire based on Matthew 5:5–15)
Happy First Sunday of Advent!
Over the last few weeks, I’ve really enjoyed writing short sketches about money, but I wasn’t sure about writing scathing satires during the festive season.
We’ll see what inspires me next week, but today, I’ve explored the story of the visit of the magi. There’s actually a lot that can be said about money from this chapter of Matthew’s gospel (Matthew 2).Continue reading The Three Wise Wives (a short drama based on Matthew 2)
Today, I wanted to write about price gouging – a practice of exploitation through unnecessarily high prices. I noticed some similarities between the story of insulin (how it was discovered and how it is now priced in the US) and the story of Jesus cleansing the temple.
The sketch is 1,000 words long, but it’s also light-hearted for a satire and has a refreshing declaration of Jesus’s ministry.Continue reading Offering and Greed: The Apocalypse of Price Gouging (a satire based on Matthew 21:12–13)
Today I wanted to explore one of my favourite moments from the gospel, when Jesus teaches on the law – by which I mean the Old Testament law.Continue reading Putting God before grifters in your household budget (a satire based on Matthew 15:1–12)
Today I’m writing about Matthew 6:24.Continue reading Jesus is every influencer’s worst nightmare! (a satire based on Matthew 6:24)
As I was finishing the last series for Faith in Grey Places, I began to think the next one would look at Matthew’s gospel in some way. Then as the news-feed scrolled on I thought maybe this was a time to write about money.
According to The Infographic Bible by Karen Sawrey, money is the fourth most-frequently preached on topic of Jesus’ teaching [p148-151]. The top three being the kingdom of God, the Father, and faith.Continue reading Wealth managers outraged by “deceitful” slur (a satire based on the parable of the sower)