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Suppose you were teaching Luke 12:16-21. How could you illustrate it effectively? Well, show them what the fabulously wealthy spend money on – e.g. Lakshmi Mittal’s bus. Talk about the wealth of Bill Gates (monitored daily at his Wealth Clock). Screen the ITN report about how much the ultra-rich suddenly lose in recessions. Focus on the story of Viv Nicholson, who said she was going to ‘spend, spend, spend’, but lost her happiness through it all. And show them the Bible story in an unusual format – told as a computer game, or in an unsettlingly Teletubbies-style cartoon landscape...

Date: 
January 2010
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