Is anything too small for God?

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Recently at the Acton Institute’s Commentary page, Jordan Ballor was musing on C. S. Lewis, theology, and economics: At the conclusion of the first of his two chapters exploring the theological virtue of faith in Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis provides a brief illustration….Lewis wants to show that a key element of faith is the understanding of [Read More...]

“Are we putting people on a nicer plane to hell?”

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Yes–I sat up too when I read that headline over at the Kern Pastors Network blog.  It was a sincere question asked to pastor Tom Olson who was recently participating in a forum on faith, work, and economics. He goes on to unpack the question–and his answer:  During a Q&A session, one man who was [Read More...]

Are capitalism and Christianity incompatible? A debate

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A debate on just that very question graced the pages of the New York Times in their “Room for Debate” feature last week, opening with the statement: Jesus drove money changers out of the Temple, calling them “a den of thieves.” Of the profit-centric world view, Pope Francis warned, “We can no longer trust in the unseen [Read More...]

How can you help the poor?

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Earlier this year on the Kern Pastors Network Drew Cleveland called attention to the book The Poverty of Nations by Wayne Grudem and Barry Asmus, and to Greg Forster’s review of it on the Gospel Coalition’s website.  That review concluded, There is nothing wrong with writing a book about policy, of course; I’ve done the same [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...]

What does faith and work mean to blue-collar workers?

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Recently on the Oikonomia Network, pastor Blaine Crawford pondered the white-collar orientation of many of his colleagues in the faith and work movement after returning from a recent conference: During the session, one of the speakers said that while we used to work to meet needs lower on this hierarchy, we now search for meaning, [Read More...]


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