About Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

The Institute for Faith, Work & Economics is a Christian research organization committed to promoting biblical and economic principles that help individuals find fulfillment in their work and contribute to a free and flourishing society. Learn more at tifwe.org and blog.tifwe.org.

A seminary president sits down with a facilities worker to talk faith and work

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By Andrew Spencer There are only two people with permanent, personally designated parking spots on the campus of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. As you would expect, one is for the president, Dr. Danny Akin. The other spot is for Mr. Eugene Smith, the 88 year-old man who works for facilities. Mr. Eugene, as he is [Read More...]

Coltrane and calling: a message for jazz appreciation month

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By Caroline Cross April in the District of Columbia is a magical time of year. Washington welcomes a cloud of pink petals amidst the blooming cherry trees at the tidal basin. Signs of spring aside, April also holds another reason to celebrate. The month is commemorated as Jazz Appreciation Month. This singularly American genre of [Read More...]

Christian hipsterprenuers work to redeem capitalism

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By Elise Amyx The media has decided that millennials don’t make any sense. For good reason. In September 2011, millennials helped take over New York City’s Zuccotti Park to “Occupy Wall Street,” waving anti-capitalist signs in the air. But just two months later, William Deresiewicz of the New York Times contended that the millennial hero [Read More...]

From the archives: 5 tools for applying faith, work, & economics to your life

Thinking biblically about work requires much more than memorizing a lot of Scripture. It requires learning to think critically and practically about what the Bible has to say. [Read more...]

What do you do when God seems absent from your work?

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The Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics has been reflecting on that question over at their blog: What should our response be when we don’t feel like Jesus Christ is present in our work? Many tasks feel wholly separate from Christ’s great commission in our lives. Our jobs often feel mundane or lacking in holy [Read More...]

Five myths about the millennial worker

Millennials are rising from their futons, emerging from their parents’ basements, and stepping out of their dorms into a brave new world of employment and one of the most challenging economies in modern history. As a new generation is now entering the workforce, how should Christian employers prepare to hire employees that look and act like their own kids? [Read more...]


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