God & Crypto
Matthew 6:21 “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” The other day at lunch my friend and I got to talking about cryptocurrency. He is one of the world’s foremost experts on impact investing, and expressed some hesitance on getting involved in crypto because “it’s used to launder money for human trafficking and arms dealing.” I took him through my experience at the Billy Graham Library, and my realization that God had used the breakthrough technology of that day (television/radio) to bring billions of people closer into relationship with Jesus. Many pastors believed that Hollywood was evil, just as they believed the internet was evil, and the printing press before that. And while it is true that some segment of people always use technology for nefarious purposes, God has always used technology for His purposes. There are more believers today than there ever have been in the history of the world. John 1:1 says in the beginning was the word, and the word was with God and the word was God. Jesus is the word, and the word is a form of information. So it only makes sense that when the ability to store, process and transfer information doubles every 18 months, it accelerates the spread of God’s love. If you think about money, it has followed the same arc over history. Pieces of silver, coins, bills, then digital money essentially follow the same pattern as wax tablets, paper scrolls, printed books and then computers. If God told us that the most important thing is to value him above all else, how could he not use the world’s store of value to bring more people into relationship with Him? To me it is undeniable that God is using cryptocurrency, blockchain, and web3 for the Kingdom. We’ve been investing in the space since 2013, and I can’t think of one believer I’d met in the space for the last 8 years. But just in the last couple months I’ve met multiple people who are influential in the crypto world and totally on fire for God. I’ve told them all that He’s placed them here for such a time as this. Lord, I value you more than value itself. I know you are more important than money. I also know that you are using the future of money for Kingdom purposes. I submit all my plans to yours, and lay down any preconceptions I have about what you’re doing. I just want to join you in your work. In Jesus’ name, Amen.