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

How do we know the right amount of debt?

Access to debt is not our sole concern. Blessing others through our lending and borrowing is. Read more

My daughter’s life is in the hands of the Lord–and the American work ethic

“Many of God’s means for accomplishing his ends, probably most of them, involve the mediation of human culture. Two of these means particularly stand out to me with new clarity as I sit here awaiting news that will be life-changing, either for better or worse.” Read more

Freedom to flourish

“Freedom to Flourish” features the work of a variety of working people, from bricklayers and baristas to mechanics and managers. It sets the theological framework and makes the case for championing the freedoms that allow for people, communities, and nations to flourish. Read more

Aiding the poor through investing

While giving is a fundamental way of using wealth to aid those caught in poverty, wise investment of wealth can also be very effective in helping the poor. Over recent decades two broad movements illustrate what can be achieved by investment in the poorest communities. Read more

Economic opportunities for the poor and vulnerable

In a world in which every nation, every society, has under- and un-employed people in need of opportunities for work, how can Christians emulate Boaz? Read more

Ayn Rand Didn’t Understand Capitalism. Or Altruism. Or Christianity. Or Reality.

Rand had an almost complete misunderstanding of capitalism. She confused self-interest with selfishness. Read more

Profit and religious liberty

Our inadequate theology of work and economics has encouraged our culture to think about religion in a way that forces it out of cultural life. 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

Aiding the poor through spending

In some cases, spending more for the items we consume may improve the lives of those who make and sell them. Read more




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