Episode 19: The Makers Versus the Takers with Jerry Bowyer

Episode 19: 

Jerry Bowyer - (The Makers Versus the Takers)

Crown Stewardship Podcast

Jerry Bowyer - The Maker Versus the Takers

About this episode:
This week on the Crown Stewardship Podcast, we continue our series on macro-economic trends called Gray Swans, with special guest Jerry Bowyer. In this episode, Chuck Bentley and Jerry Bowyer discuss the ideas presented in Jerry’s new book, The Maker Versus the Takers: What Jesus Really Said About Social Justice and Economics. specifically focusing on socialism. Jerry takes a deep dive into scripture and 1st century history to examine what Jesus’s economy looks like. Examining the gospels in light of archeology and history gives us a very different picture than the one you may have been told regarding what Jesus taught about work and money. 

Podcast Highlights:

  • Was Jesus a socialist? Jerry and Chuck discuss this spreading theory. 
  • Socialism and charity are often used interchangeably, but you’ll hear why they are two vastly different concepts and attitudes, and produce contrasting results.
  • Jerry talks about his conversion from being an Atheist who supported socialism, to becoming a Christian and supporting Capitalism - and how these are connected.
  • Jerry and Chuck explain how economics and the crucifixion of Jesus are enmeshed.

About our Guest:
Jerry Bowyer is the Chief Economist of Vident Financial, Editor of Townhall Finance, President of Bowyer Research, and author of The Maker Versus the Takers: What Jesus Really Said About Social Justice and Economics. He is also Resident Economist with Kingdom Advisors and serves on the Editorial Board of Salem Communications. He has been Forbes.com columnist and a frequent commentator on Fox Business News, Fox News, and CNBC. He has been a contributing editor of National Review Online, The New York Sun and Townhall Magazine, and he has written for the Wall Street Journal and for numerous other publications. Jerry lives in Pennsylvania with his wife, Susan, and the youngest three of his seven children. 

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