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Theology Lab: God & Money



7:30-9:00pm ET (all sessions)


Theology Lab: God & Money

Theology Lab is an exciting, year-long (2023-2024) discussion series on the theme of God & Money.

Historically, differences in opinion on money have caused divisions in the church. But at Highrock our mission is to be boundary-crossing communities of people characterized by curiosity and compassion. To that end, this year’s online Theology Lab discussions will address the challenging questions of a faithful relationship to wealth and the use of money, questions like: Are all Christians called to lives of simplicity? How should we go about alleviating poverty?

In public conversations with recognized figures on topics of wealth, we will engage with different, and sometimes potentially conflicting, perspectives on wealth, finances, and community. The goal of these discussions is to generate a more transparent, discerning relation to wealth and explore possible new forms of Christian community.

Join us for conversations that don’t shy away from big questions, but approach them with a posture of mutual respect and Christ-centered solidarity. 

Schedule and Speakers

For the 2023-2024 series, we are delighted to welcome another esteemed group of theologians, pastors, and practitioners as guest speakers. Recordings of past sessions will be added as they become available.

  • September 17, 2023: Ruth Padilla DeBorst and Al Tizon | Video | Podcast
  • October 15, 2023: Hauna Ondrey and David Cloutier | Video | Podcast
  • November 12, 2023: Soong-Chan Rah and Dennis Edwards | Video | Podcast
  • January 21, 2024: Gregory Baumer and Grace Chiang Nicolette | Video | Podcast
  • February 4, 2024: José Humphreys and Adam Gustine | Video
  • March 10, 2024: Matthew Desmond and David Brooks
  • April 7, 2024: Dwight Hopkins and Jonathan Tran
  • May 5, 2024: Nikki Toyama-Szeto and Paul Hawkinson

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Upcoming Sessions

    Frequently Asked Questions

    • Through a form of learning that values humility and curiosity, we strive to become informed followers of Jesus, to encourage solidarity amongst one another and with the marginalized, and to reflect together on next-steps for discipleship.

    • While each session differs, we usually begin by hearing from a speaker (e.g. an author, a guest speaker, or a testimony from a group participant) for about 15 minutes in the form of a casual interview. This is often followed up with a Question-and-Answer session between the speaker and group participants (you can submit questions and keep a conversation going in the chat). During the last part of the session we use Zoom breakout groups to discuss reflections on that session’s topic (in your breakout groups, you’re encouraged to draw from the pre-distributed reading or video, or comment on what the speaker shared, etc.). These groups are smaller, around 4-6 people, and discussion questions are provided.

    • No! Theology Lab discussions are free, sponsored by Highrock Online.

    • Yes. All we ask is that you do the reading of 20-30 pages (or watch the assigned video) beforehand, and come with a spirit of curiosity.

    • No. However, there is a general progression in the sessions so attending as many as you can is encouraged. If you can’t make a session you’re invited to share some of your personal reflections on the reading/video for a specific session with your breakout group (i.e., an email with a few sentences or bullet points).

    • Yes! Videos of the 2022-2023 Theology Lab series on “American Evangelicalism” can be found in this YouTube playlist.

      Watch here