Rich toward God: preaching the rich fool (Luke 12:13-21), the power of money, and captivity in a culture of wealth
Christopher H Edmonston
In what ways does the parable of the rich fool (Luke 12: 13 - 21) challenge pastors of wealthy congregations as a text for preaching? This project offers qualitative analyses of sermons preached by five experienced preachers in wealthy congregations in North Carolina. Analyses will also be drawn from a review of conversations with the preachers about money, wealth, and justice. The results of this study are shared and compared with relevant critical, New Testament, and homiletical scholarship. We conclude that stewardship unleashed by parables like the rich fool is a word against the power of money in our culture of wealth.