Christian creativity

If Christians are not actively working to transform and develop their world for the common good, they are not fulfilling their role as human beings (who were created to be creators) or as Christians (who are lights in a darkened world). [Read more...]

Ready to work

When the economy is changing rapidly, those at the bottom of society can become disconnected from work. The cultural systems – family, schools, neighborhoods – that equip people with the mindset and social behaviors they need to work successfully are disrupted by economic change. The poor are the most likely to fall through the cracks. [Read more...]

Spirit and Scripture speak

Much of what the Bible says about economics is addressed to the agricultural economy of its time. Are we doomed to go without any scriptural guidance for economic systems? [Read more...]

Pentecostalism and Spirit-empowered discipleship

What distinct features does Pentecostalism bring to discussions about stewardship and whole-life discipleship? In Flourishing Churches and Communities, one of three tradition-specific primers on faith, work, and economics, Dr. Charlie Self provides a response to this question, exploring how Pentecostal considerations influence our approach to such matters [Read more...]

Faith, work, and economics in four evangelical traditions

Whenever people talk about faith, work, and economics, we speak from perspectives within our various faith traditions. While there are important things evangelicals hold in common – the faith once delivered to the saints, the legacy of the Reformation, etc. – there is also important variety across our communities. [Read more...]


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