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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...]

Money talk from Christianity Today

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Boy, if you want some reflection on how faith interacts with your daily working life and with the world around us, the September Christianity Today delivers….in spades. First, there’s a great editorial from Andy Crouch on why now, more than ever in the wake of the Hobby Lobby decision, we need to understand what it means [Read More...]

God and….beer?

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This story comes to us from Paul Sohn, who let us know via our Twitter account (which you should be following. Do it now!) and is based on the book The Search for God and Guinness by Stephen Mansfield .  Did you know that the Guinness family originally were pioneers in treating workers humanely? And that [Read More...]

Is money power?

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A new post from Greg Forster over at the Kern Pastors Network blog asks us to think about that question.  Greg is responding to the “widespread chatter” about a recent book on capitalism by Thomas Piketty (we talked about the book a few weeks ago in this very space.) Greg begins by noting, The widespread [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...]

[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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