Talking Dollars and Sense

Leading Theological Discussions on Money

Brendan J. Barnicle

Feb/2022, 208 Pages, PAPERBACK, 6 x 9

ISBN-13: 9781640654488

Tools for clergy and congregational leaders to lead theological conversations about money. 

Scripture and theology provide ample material for a rich discussion of money and possessions. Theologians of every era have written about money. Author Brendan Barnicle offers pastoral programs to bring the conversation into contemporary focus by considering personal budgeting and estate planning (personal discipleship), parish budgets and parish investments (communal ministry), and congregational partnering and policy advocacy (global mission).

BRENDAN BARNICLE is the rector at St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church in Wilsonville, Oregon. Barnicle began working in finance as a corporate finance attorney, specializing in cross-border transactions. Subsequently, he moved to investment banking, and went on to serve at Vice President of Business Development and Chief Financial Officer at two Internet start-ups. He spent the majority of his investment banking career as Managing Director of Equity Research at a major bank. He has appeared on CNBC and Bloomberg News and in The Wall Street Journal and New York Times. Now, as a priest, he brings that familiarity with money and financial systems to the Episcopal Church. He lives in Portland, Oregon.


  • money
  • faith
  • finance
  • theology
  • scripture

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