As we prepare to celebrate the 239th anniversary of the signing of Declaration of Independence, far too many Americans have bought into the idea that the American founding was a product of the Enlightenment and a strictly secular development.
This should not be a surprise. Most history books in today’s schools have […]READ FULL POST →
In 1982, famous philosopher and diplomat, Michael Novak changed the minds of many people, particularly Christians, about the benefits of capitalism with his iconic book, The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism.
Now, over 30 years later, Novak reflects on what gives rise to democratic capitalism – that intricate blend of commerce and rule of law […]READ FULL POST →
Hospitality is an important issue of stewardship. In fact, opening up the home to invite others in can actually be one of the most practical ways to practice good stewardship.
Is showing hospitality just something that logically makes sense, or is it something that God specifically commands us to do?
While the […]READ FULL POST →
When we’re young, we’re typically more adventurous, curious, and more apt to take risks. “Why not? we think.”
As young people, we have our whole lives ahead of us – both to make mistakes and to succeed. We certainly don’t have to figure everything out right now, or so the thinking goes.
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The debate over income inequality continues unabated. Quotes like this one from a recent CNN article are common: “The stakes are high because we understand inequality to be global, pervasive, growing, and a central threat to social justice and human dignity.”
Social justice is an elusive concept because it means so many […]READ FULL POST →
The Pope’s latest encyclical, Laudato Si’ (or “Be Praised”), sparked a theological debate between Catholics, Protestants, and even many non-Christians about the environment, climate change, and the global market economy.
The papal letter isn’t for a quick read over your morning cup-o-joe. The pdf version from the Vatican’s website is 184 pages […]READ FULL POST →
What is the biblical meaning of success? Am I a “two-talent” or “five-talent” person? How do I avoid the “quarter-life crisis”? What is my calling?
Are these questions you’ve asked? You’re not alone.
Since the Institute for Faith, Work & Economics’ launch in 2011, these are some of the top questions being […]READ FULL POST →
One of my favorite people is a college guidance counselor by day and a stand-up comedian by night.
She listens well, better than almost anyone I know. I have no doubt if I was an aimless college student looking for direction, I would find it and a large dose of encouragement and truth in […]READ FULL POST →