Economics for Everybody

Few believers have a proper understanding of economic forces, or how Christians should think about them. Economics for Everybody fills a crucial gap, providing approachable, theologically sound insight wrapped in humor and real-life examples.

  • Worldwide Class

    Take this course with Ligonier Connect students from around the world. In the Worldwide Class, you'll be able to:

    • Take the course at your own pace
    • Discuss questions and share notes with your classmates
    • Keep unlimited access to the course content with an active Ligonier Connect subscription
  • Create your own group class

    Take this course with your own private group of friends, family, or church members. With a group class, you'll be able to:

    • Take the class together on a schedule or allow members to work at their own pace
    • Invite anyone to join your class (requires a Ligonier Connect subscription)
    • Moderate discussion questions and leave feedback for each member of your class
    • Monitor each member's progress at a glance

About this course


In this course, Dr. R.C. Sproul Jr. lays the foundation for a biblical understanding of economics, and by so doing, hopes that you will not just come away with a better understanding of how God has ordered His world, but that you will, in turn, become a more faithful steward, remembering that “the earth is the Lord’s, and the fullness thereof.”

This course has been approved by the Association of Christian Schools International for one Continuing Education Unit.

Course Path Overview

  • Getting Started

    • Welcome to Economics for Everybody

      • to-do Review Course Material
      • to-do Update Your Student Profile
      • to-do Introduce Yourself
  • And God Created Economics

    • Lesson 1: And God Created Economics: Stewardship in God’s Image

      • read Chapter 2 in “Biblical Economics”
      • read Bible Reading
      • watch And God Created Economics
      • to-do Discuss
      • Take Lesson 1 Self-Assessment
  • The Economic Problem of Sin

    • Lesson 2: The Economic Problem of Sin: Law, Liberty and Government

      • read Chapter 11 in “Biblical Economics”
      • read Bible Reading
      • watch The Economic Problem of Sin
      • to-do Discuss
      • Take Lesson 2 Self-Assessment
  • The Path from Work to Wealth

    • Lesson 3: The Path from Work to Wealth: Production, Property and Tools

      • read Chapter 4 in “Biblical Economics”
      • read Bible Reading
      • watch The Path from Work to Wealth
      • to-do Discuss
      • Take Lesson 3 Self-Assessment
  • The Route from Scarcity to Plenty

    • Lesson 4: The Route from Scarcity to Plenty: Money, Markets and Trade

      • read Chapter 6 in “Biblical Economics”
      • read Bible Reading
      • watch The Route from Scarcity to Plenty
      • to-do Discuss
      • Take Lesson 4 Self-Assessment
  • The Role of the Entrepreneur

    • Lesson 5: The Role of the Entrepreneur: Capital, Calculation and Profit

      • read Chapter 5 in “Biblical Economics”
      • read Bible Reading
      • watch The Role of the Entrepreneur
      • to-do Discuss
      • Take Lesson 5 Self-Assessment
  • A Tale of Two Theologies

    • Lesson 6: A Tale of Two Theologies, Part 1: From God to Politics

      • read Chapter 3 in “Biblical Economics”
      • read Bible Reading
      • watch A Tale of Two Theologies, Part 1
      • to-do Discuss
      • Take Lesson 6 Self-Assessment
    • Lesson 7: A Tale of Two Theologies, Part 2: Economic Philosophies and Systems

      • read Chapter 10 in “Biblical Economics”
      • read Bible Reading
      • watch A Tale of Two Theologies, Part 2
      • to-do Discuss
      • Take Lesson 7 Self-Assessment
  • Government Intervention

    • Lesson 8: Government Intervention: Basic Principles and Education

      • read Chapter 12 in “Biblical Economics”
      • read Bible Reading
      • watch Government Intervention
      • to-do Discuss
      • Take Lesson 8 Self-Assessment
  • Two Mysteries of Monetary Policy

    • Lesson 9: Two Mysteries of Monetary Policy: Inflation and Depressions

      • read Chapters 7-8 in “Biblical Economics”
      • read Bible Reading
      • watch Two Mysteries of Monetary Policy
      • to-do Discuss
      • Take Lesson 9 Self-Assessment
  • The Welfare and Corporate States of America

    • Lesson 10: The Welfare and Corporate States of America: The Costs of Redistribution

      • read Chapter 9 in “Biblical Economics”
      • read Bible Reading
      • watch The Welfare and Corporate States of America
      • to-do Discuss
      • Take Lesson 10 Self-Assessment
  • Economics Has Consequences

    • Lesson 11: Economics Has Consequences: The Real Effects of Sin

      • read Chapter 1 in “Biblical Economics”
      • read Bible Reading
      • watch Economics Has Consequences
      • to-do Discuss
      • Take Lesson 11 Self-Assessment
  • Kingdom Economics

    • Lesson 12: Kingdom Economics

      • read Chapter 13 in “Biblical Economics”
      • read Bible Reading
      • watch Kingdom Economics
      • to-do Discuss
      • Take Lesson 12 Self-Assessment