More of our reports from the recent Acton University conference. Read the first five posts here: The refreshing difference We can’t create heaven on earth “Don’t immanentize the eschaton” Is there really enough to go around? Letting our Jesus Freak flag fly By Edwin Woodruff Tait Acton University, obviously, has a lot to say about economics. All the sessions deal with economic matters in one way or another. I come to these discussions at a disadvantage, because I don’t know… Read more

We’ve made huge strides in the past several years on bringing the topic of work to church. But I’ve noticed an ongoing tension. It’s a tension between what we say about work on Sunday and what we do (or don’t do). On the one hand, talk of “faith & work” and cultural engagement have been popping up across the evangelical landscape. From Lecrae waxing eloquent on the sacred/secular divide at Liberty University to the forthcoming publication of a Faith and Work… Read more

[Read the beginning of our interview, reprinted from Ethix, in yesterday’s post.]   Why did you start TriLinc Global? I wanted to be able to use all of my experience, my contacts, and everything that I’ve developed in my 30-year successful career on Wall Street to do good in the world. That’s the simple answer. The bigger story is, I wanted to use the rest of my life to serve God. I used to always think that in order to… Read more

With this post we inaugurate a partnership with Ethix, a publication of the Center for Integrity in Business in the School of Business and Economics at Seattle Pacific University.  Ethix has conducted many inspiring interviews with business leaders, and we’re excited to start featuring them here from time to time! Gloria Nelund is co-founder, chairman and CEO of TriLinc Global, a social impact investment company that she started in 2008. Prior to this she had a career in the international… Read more

More of our reports from the recent Acton University conference. Read the first four posts here: The refreshing difference We can’t create heaven on earth “Don’t immanentize the eschaton” Is there really enough to go around? By Edwin Woodruff Tait Wednesday night’s plenary was delivered by Gregory Thornbury of The King’s College in New York. Thornbury is 45, if Wikipedia is to be trusted, but (as I did before I grew a beard) he looks about 20 years younger than… Read more

By Kristin Brown (reprinted from the blog of the Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics.) I learned of Vice President Joe Biden’s son’s death in church last Sunday. This was not the first time this family has gone through grief. In 1972, he lost his first wife and daughter in a car accident, the year he was first elected to the Senate. While there is much to remember and appreciate about his son, Beau Biden, I was drawn to read… Read more

By Nathan Hitchcock Note: This article is part of a series that considers various ways our work anticipates, in the present, the future reality of the consummated Kingdom. The entire series was originally published at Die Evangelischen Theologen, from which this version was adapted and published at Oikonomia Network. When Christians go to work, they do so to lift up human bodies. They perform medical tasks, as in the nurse who provides rehabilitative care to a post-op patient. They study… Read more

This is the conclusion to a debate in Patheos Head-to-Head and is a response to John Shore’s post “What Jesus Must Think When Listening to Evangelizers.” By Bill Peel The debate about whether it’s ever appropriate to share our faith and engage in evangelism in the workplace has been a reminder to me of how hurt and hostile some people are as a result of our lack of love and grace as Christians. While enemies of Christ exist, I doubt… Read more

More of our “correspondent on the spot” at Acton University! Follow the Twitter feed from the conference here and read his first three posts here: The refreshing difference We can’t create heaven on earth “Don’t immanentize the eschaton” By Edwin Woodruff Tait The third lecture of the day, Jennifer Roback Morse’s presentation of economic theory, moved into territory with which I’m less familiar than with the philosophical and political issues discussed by Gregg and Miller. One of the many reasons… Read more

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