Why do the New Testament and the Old Testament treat wealth differently?

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Keith Reeves Note: This article is the second of a three-part series on economic production and Jubilee in the Old and New Testaments. Read the first part here. Why does the New Testament seem so much more negative about wealth than the Old? As this series of articles turns from Jubilee in the Old Testament [Read More...]

What can really help hurting workers?

This article originally appeared at Hang Together. College of the Ozarks’ “Hard Work U” Program A while ago, I saw a lot of attention paid to this article by Jonathan Rauch on the economic crisis of America’s working class. He’s looking at the right problem, but he’s looking at it all wrong. As a result, [Read More...]

John Wesley’s messages on work and economics

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When we ran our recent series of  posts on work and vocation (linked at the bottom of this post) in Christian history by Faith and Work Channel senior editor and Christian History magazine senior editor Chris Armstrong, we accidentally missed this one. Ooops! Enjoy. If you want to read more of what Wesley had to [Read More...]

John McKnight: Low-income communities are not needy — they have assets

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This interview comes to us from Duke Divinity School’s blog Faith & Leadership, an offering of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.  Read some more interviews with folks pursuing community development along these lines in our recent Community Development Forum. People who want to help low-income communities should see them as “half-full glasses” — places with [Read More...]

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FORUM: Equipping the local church

The Patheos Faith and Work Channel recently contacted leaders of some prominent community development and entrepreneurial organizations to talk about  successes and difficulties in their attempts to transform communities through the growth of new businesses and attention to the dignity of work. Over the next few days, just in time for Thanksgiving, MISSION:WORK will be [Read More...]

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FORUM: Changing one neighborhood

The Patheos Faith and Work Channel recently contacted leaders of some prominent community development and entrepreneurial organizations to talk about  successes and difficulties in their attempts to transform communities through the growth of new businesses and attention to the dignity of work. Over the next few days, just in time for Thanksgiving, MISSION:WORK will be [Read More...]


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