Why Poor People Stay Poor

An article was published recently in Slate about this; it’s an excerpt from Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America by Linda Tirado.  Her point is that it’s hard to follow the good advice that exists about saving money when you have no money and no safety net. Thought-provoking. Check it out. One time I [Read More…]

Why God Loves Business

As Creator, God could have placed Adam and Eve in the midst of a highly developed world with roads, bridges, buildings, technology, and everything needed for modern life as we know it. Instead, He put us to work as stewards, developers, and co-creators with Himself. The creation of wealth through business plays a vital role [Read More…]

Your annual Happy Vocation Day post

Every year on this day we call attention to this neat post by Gene Veith over at his blog, Cranach, on why we celebrate Labor Day. (Hey, this is a blog about faith and work, so you expected a lot of posts on Labor Day, right?) Most people probably don’t know what they are celebrating [Read More…]

[VIDEO] What does it mean to be a steward?

A great talk on this was recently posted on the website of Dallas Theological Seminary, where Darrell Bock of DTS sat down to chat with Greg Forster of the Kern Family Foundation to talk about what it means to be a steward. If we all learned to serve each other, would it be a utopia? [Read More…]

Another new blog on the Patheos Faith and Work Channel!

We’re thrilled here at MISSION:WORK and across the Patheos Faith and Work Channel to welcome a new blog, Oikonomia: Resources on Faith, Work, and Economics from the Acton Institute.  The title comes from the Greek word for “economy”–which meant so much more than simply budgets and stocks in the ancient world; it was the word [Read More…]