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October 28, 2012 @ 4:35 pm

Developing the gift economy by Charles Eisenstein Part 2

On the 19th July 2012 at the Moot Community of the Guild Church of St Mary Aldermary in the City of London and in front of a packed crowd, Charles Eisenstein explores the theme of developing a gift economy drawing on his writings and his most recent book, Sacred Economics. This is the second of two podcast recordings.

Sacred Economics traces the history of money from ancient gift economies to modern capitalism, revealing how the money system has contributed to alienation, competition, and scarcity, destroyed community, and necessitated endless growth. Today, these trends have reached their extreme – but in the wake of their collapse, we may find great opportunity to transition to a more connected, ecological, and sustainable way of being.

The views expressed in this podcast are not necessarily the views of the Moot Community or the Guild Church of St Mary Aldermary. In a world facing significant threats and questions, Charles Eisenstein contributes his thinking into the public arena.

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October 21, 2012 @ 5:47 pm

The challenge of real discipleship by Johnny Sertin

On Sunday 21st October 2012, Johnny Sertin spoke to the Moot Community at the Sunday evening service at the Guild Church of St Mary Aldermary. In a homily, Johnny explores the theme of the challenge of real Christian discipleship. Johnny is one of the founders of the New Monastic and missional community called the Earlsfield Friary, and is currently training to become a Pioneer Minister through the Church Mission Society and Cuddeston Theological College in Oxford.

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October 13, 2012 @ 7:13 pm

Returning to first principles, the Trinity in contemporary spirituality and mission by Ian Mobsby

In this presentation, Ian Mobsby explores a central theme of his new book 'God Unknown: The Trinity in contemporary Spirituality and Mission'. The Holy Trinity is the central reality and concept that makes Christianity a distinct faith and not a jewish cult. As such God is a missionary God that challenges the Church and all Christians to participate in this mission and ministry of reconciliation, as God seeks to restore all things into renewed relationship with the divine. In our increasingly post-secular context where people are more interested in spirituality than religion, it is the reality of the Trinity that gives us hope and opens up the spiritual landscape of the faith to those who are un-or-dechurched.

To download slides associated with the address in Manchester and London click here

To see or order the book in the UK see here

To see or order the book in the USA see here

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