Working and keeping in God’s “Oikos”

Work alone cannot describe economic activity in the Old Testament. Instead, “to work” and “to keep” must be considered together. Adam failed to be God’s farmer, but the founding of Israel’s priesthood restored the ability to show the world how to work and keep. [Read more...]


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Amazon, Kmart, and the moral limits of shopping

Human beings, with our diversity of gifts, talents, and dispositions, were created to, as Adam Smith put it, “truck, barter, and exchange.” In other words, we were made to trade. But we were not created to be constantly trucking, bartering, and exchanging. That’s the central truth about humanity that the commandment concerning Sabbath rest communicates. [Read more...]


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