[I]n the actual practice of making decisions and establishing agendas and practices in Christian ministries today, it is the flow of money or its absence that is accorded primal theological significance. How decisions get made regarding the shape and focus of the ministerial life is determined, with next to no exception by the direction in which monetary capital is flowing… What is the significance of this, theologically speaking? What it really shows is that capital functions, at least in the Western evangelical context as an immanent form of divine power and favor. In effect, the flow of capital becomes the divine sign, the Urim and the Thummim that becomes revelatory of the divine will.
These are prophetic words.