Relationship-based Commerce and Finance

A non-cash alternative to banking and money, using accounts and IOUs

“So, summoning his master’s debtors one by one, he said to the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?’He said, ‘A hundred measures of oil.’ He said to him, ‘Take your bill, and sit down quickly and write fifty.’ Then he said to another, ‘And how much do you owe?’ He said, ‘A hundred measures of wheat.’ He said to him, ‘Take your bill, and write eighty.’ The master commended the dishonest manager for his shrewdness.”

Luke 16:5-8

Therefore the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his servants

Matt 18:23


Deli Dollars

Once upon a time, not too long ago in Western Massachusetts in the Berkshire Mountains region, one resourceful store owner could no longer afford his rent in a time of recession, so he turned to the community for help. He decided to issue made-up “Deli Dollars”. Basically they were IOUs for future sandwiches to help fund the move to a less expensive place. It worked. He lived to make sandwiches another day and the community rejoiced with him.


One Hundred Trillion Dollars

In the article below about the problems in Zimbabwe with hyperinflation, lies a gemstone of a notion and practice – to create chits (IOUs) which must be relationally redeemed. In that way, people don’t even need money at all… They can make it up as they go using strength of relationship, character and reputation…

So who might be good at that?? The body of Yeshua the Christ? It is an opportunity for true beleivers to shine, where in a time of trouble we stand on the Rock, not on the shifting sands.

The Country Behind the $100,000,000,000,000 Bill Hits a New Stage of Dysfunction – read WSJ free link

Accounts, Chits and Script

“Zimbabwe’s malfunctioning currency has forced businesses to become creative”

Opportunity knocks people! Are we ready to run the race of endurance?

Behold, I stand at the door and knock.

Revelation 2

Run the race of endurance.