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.

The History and Future of the Faith and Work Movement

By Adam Joyce This year, the Oikonomia Network’s annual faculty retreat featured provocative and stimulating talks from three leaders of the faith and work movement. Access their talks and slides here: David Miller, “God Bless Us, Every One: The Past, Present and Future of the Faith and Work Movement” (audio) Amy Sherman, “In and For [Read More…]

VIDEO: 200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes

…..a breathtaking digital animation narrated by Swedish economist Hans Rosling. It shows the impact of the Industrial Revolution and more recent global economic shifts on the quality of health in every country in the world for the past two centuries.  Prepare to be challenged! [Read more…]

Households and economic injustice in the Old Testament

By Keith Reeves In the first part of this article we looked at how the family is foundational to property systems and economic flourishing in the Old Testament. The household was simultaneously a familial unit and an economic unit, and the connection between the two was of essential importance. In this second part, we will look [Read More…]

Family, land, and households in the Old Testament

By Keith Reeves The connection between the family and ownership of land – economic production – is central to the Bible’s picture of social order. The household of biblical times was both a familial and economic unit. Today we tend to think of familial and economic relationships separately, which has profound implications for our society. [Read More…]

VIDEO: How Faithful Churches Create Flourishing Communities

Here’s an inspiring talk on a vision for churches and their communities delivered by Charlie Self at an Oikonomia Network event on June 19, 2015.  For more, check out http://www.oikonomianetwork.org. [Read more…]