How Entrepreneurs Practice Their Faith Through Companies


By Chris Horst Since the Hobby Lobby case, there’s been lots of talk about what makes a corporation “religious,” if anything. Of course, corporations can’t really be religious, but their founders can and are, and they often express their religion in and through their corporations. Religion plays a big role in our country’s enterprises — in [Read More...]

Firstfruits Economics


By Joseph Sunde “Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce.” –Proverbs 3:9 In his latest video, Dan Stevers highlights the importance of giving God our first and our best, focusing mostly on the story of Cain and Abel. “The concept of firstfruits extends to every aspect of our lives,” [Read More...]

Work, the Curse, and Common Grace


By Jordan Ballor That human beings were created to be creators, to work, is undeniable. The anthropological concept of homo faber, man the tool-maker, attests to this basic aspect of what it means to be human. From a Christian perspective, we confess that human beings make things in a way that imitates their Maker. While God [Read More...]

Work Is Personal: Why It’s Never ‘Just Business’


By Heidi Segal Spend half a moment in the workaday world and likely you’ll hear the phrase,”it’s nothing personal, it’s just business.” What does that mean, exactly? Is the marketplace uninhabited by people, disengaged from unique personalities and talents? For some, the phrase carries an esteemed objectivity corresponding to expeditious logic or a lifeless bottom-line. [Read More...]

How to Find Joy and Meaning in Your Work


By Charlie Self One of our favorite coffee shops when we lived in Washington, D.C. in the 1980s was The Daily Grind. The name’s humorous wordplay about everyday work and the delicious fresh-roasted coffee made us smile. But too many of God’s people are not smiling as their alarms sound and they head to their [Read More...]

Mike Rowe on the Minimum Wage: There’s No Such Thing as a ‘Bad Job’

Mike Rowe

By Joseph Sunde In the latest addition to Mike Rowe’s growing catalog of pointed Facebook responses, the former Dirty Jobs host tackles a question on the minimum wage, answering a man named “Darrell Paul,” who asks: The federal minimum wage is $7.25 and hour. A lot of people think it should be raised to $10.10. Seattle now pays $15 an hour, [Read More...]

Does Manual Labor Have a Place in the Faith and Work Discussion?


By Joe Carter Over the past two decades there has been an increased interest and promotion of the Biblical meaning of work and the Christian view of vocation. Many groups have contributed to this revival, but while the faith and work conversation has been exceedingly fruitful, it has also been rather limited to what can [Read More...]

Everyday Christianity: A Faith Free From The Accidental Pharisaism of Missional, Radical, Crazy, and Other Superlatives


By Anthony Bradley Every day matters. This is the very simple message of what it means to be made in the image and likeness of God and to live one’s life to the glory of God. You don’t need to be “missional.” You don’t even need to be “radical” (especially since radical commonly means “very [Read More...]

Why Gender Matters for Christian Stewardship


By Joseph Sunde “By putting male and female together as the image of God, there’s something very powerful being said about the rest of creation… about how the male and female together have the task of bringing the love and life and stewardship and care of creation of God into the rest of the world.” [Read More...]

Sacrifice and Self-Interest in the Marketplace


By Jordan Ballor One of the complaints often rendered against the market economy is that it encourages selfish behavior. This picture of the marketplace is that of a kind of war of all against all, with each participant out only to maximize his or her own individual benefit. As American social gospel advocate Walter Rauschenbusch [Read More...]