Is ‘Faith-Consistent’ Investing Validated by Scripture? by Douglas Harrison-Mills


Acts 6.2 ‘serving at tables’ (AV) has puzzled and divided Bible translators since Jerome and Tyndale and been the subject of intensive study by New Testament scholars in recent decades. Bible translations have multiplied the uncertainty, from ‘wait at table’ (NEB) to ‘running a food programme’ (NLT) and ‘handle finances’ (GNB). What relevance is any of this to the modern financial industry with its enormous influence? Douglas Harrison-Mills presents a case for re-examining this and other texts in the early chapters of Acts. He proposes a powerful connection between the roles of the seven deacons and those who work in investment banking today. Whatever our exegesis, God must have primary place in the lives of all those called to work with money.