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...]


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The necessity of risk

By Petar Nenadov, originally published at the KPN Resources blog Several resources now exist that promote business as a means of alleviating poverty – “When Helping Hurts” by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert, “Toxic Charity” by Robert Lupton, and Poverty Cure by the Acton Institute, to name a few. Each resource acknowledges the usefulness of [Read More...]


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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...]


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John McKnight: Low-income communities are not needy — they have assets

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This interview comes to us from Duke Divinity School’s blog Faith & Leadership, an offering of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.  Read some more interviews with folks pursuing community development along these lines in our recent Community Development Forum. People who want to help low-income communities should see them as “half-full glasses” — places with [Read More...]


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Next steps and resources for church leaders

We’re returning to our occasional series of posts on work and vocation (linked at the bottom of this post) in Christian history by Faith and Work Channel senior editor and Christian History magazine senior editor Chris Armstrong. Enjoy! A first step for a pastor or lay leader who wants to lead their people in a [Read More...]


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How do we understand our work in the light of our faith?

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We’re returning to our occasional series of posts on work and vocation (linked at the bottom of this post) in Christian history by Faith and Work Channel senior editor and Christian History magazine senior editor Chris Armstrong. Enjoy! Work as a graced activity benefiting all I do think that the best place to start in [Read More...]


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