About Oikonomia Network

The Oikonomia Network is a community of theological educators and evangelical seminaries equipping pastors to connect biblical wisdom, sound theology and good stewardship to work and the economy. Learn more at www.oikonomianetwork.org.

Cleaning house

By Keith Reeves, professor of biblical studies, Azusa Pacific University The temple cleansing narrative, found in all four Gospels, is a fascinating story. And if popular appeals to the story are anything to go by, it appears to have contemporary relevance for the church. Given that a lot of Christians are talking about this passage [Read More...]

The story of markets and morals

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By Bruce Baker In the months leading up to the crash of 2008, Chuck Prince, CEO of Citi, was asked to justify his firm’s bullish appetite for leveraged lending. He acknowledged the risk of an impending liquidity crunch, and yet explained that he really had no other option but to play along with the rest [Read More...]

The shark tank of social entrepreneurship

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By Cindy Dean and Jay Moon Over 140 students, pastors, and business leaders convened this October to discover how they could impact the world through business.  At an event called The Asbury Project, 10 students (selected from more than 30 applicants) presented business proposals to compete for $10,000 worth of prize money to launch mission-minded, [Read More...]

God is at work through his people at work

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By Al Erisman God is at work through his people at work. What does this look like? This was the question that 270 pastors, business/workplace leaders, theologians, university professors, and workplace ministry leaders discussed at the inaugural Faith@Work Summit in Boston last October. It was hosted by The Mockler Center for Faith and Ethics in [Read More...]

Three ways Dallas Seminary is helping its students wrestle with issues of faith and work

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On the Oikonomia Network recently, Dallas Theological Seminary reported in on some ways they are helping students–who are training to be future pastors and church leaders–wrestle with the issues raised by 9-to-5 work. They include: Podcasts about faith and work. You can access these from DTS’ “The Table” website along with other resources about Christianity and [Read More...]

[VIDEO] How can we cross the political divide?

Recently on the Oikonomia Network author and Detroit pastor Chris Brooks shared an excerpt from his new book, Urban Apologetics: Why the Gospel is Good News for the City.  He reminded his readers, To those who are willing to put in the hard work of learning how to engage socially without compro­mising biblically will be given a [Read More...]


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