Trafficking and the common good

If you can force me to work – or not to work, as is often the case – you enslave me. If you can take away the fruits of my work at will, you enslave me. If you can take away my home at will, you enslave me. If you can arbitrarily prevent me from buying what I need, or selling what I make, in an open marketplace, you enslave me. This is exactly what the powerful do to the powerless every day around the world. [Read more...]

Five Tools for Applying Faith, Work, & Economics to Your Life

Thinking biblically about work requires much more than memorizing a lot of Scripture. It requires learning to think critically and practically about what the Bible has to say. [Read more...]

Women, work, and productivity

“How should women reconcile the artificial divide between home and work? You may be surprised to learn this is a relatively modern problem. For most of history, the home was the small business unit of the local economy for both women and men.” [Read more...]

Lessons from excavators: a post from a Kern Pastor

Every vocation is so dependent on the economy that if I’m going to pastor my people to think about their work biblically, I must see how their lives are intertwined with everyone else’s. [Read more...]

From the archives: Good practice makes perfect

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Would knowing whether a restaurant is a good employer influence your decision on where to eat out? [Read more...]

Work and the American Character

Over the Labor Day 2013 weekend, columnist Peggy Noonan wrote about “Work and the American Character.” Her column points to the critical connection between the spiritual value of work and the moral strength of our culture. Unfortunately, in her search for a beacon of hope that can point us back toward the dignity of work, she neglects the church in favor of less promising possibilities. [Read more...]


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