Editor’s note: Today we introduce Dr. Manuel Salazar, the newest contributor to the IFWE blog. Dr. Salazar teaches economics, finance, and accounting at William Jessup University, and will blog periodically about issues at the intersection of faith and economics.
Over the past few years there has been much discussion about reducing [...]READ FULL POST →
This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending the Free Market Forum, hosted by Hillsdale College. The last in a series of excellent panels of speakers, one addressing the finances of American cities, stood out to me in light of some recent data upon which I have been [...]READ FULL POST →
Any leader – certainly every Christian leader – needs to appreciate the exponential rate of technological change. This will affect you.
Technological Change Is Accelerating
The first twenty years of the 20th century saw more technological progress than all of the 19th century, which experienced more progress than the first [...]READ FULL POST →
I will use them to test Israel and see whether the will keep the way of the LORD and walk in it as their ancestors did.
- Judges 2:22
This week has brought some interesting developments to the story of the Houston mayor who issued subpoenas demanding that five local [...]READ FULL POST →
How would you characterize your language at work?
One trait that should not characterize the language of Christians is grumbling. In Philippians 2:14-18, Paul warned the church in Philippi to avoid habitual complaining, but instead to be glad and rejoice.
This isn’t a mandate without a purpose. Paul tells us our attitude [...]READ FULL POST →
Whether or not you identify yourself with the social justice movement, as Christians, we are all for social justice because Jesus represents all that is truly just. No other institution on earth has a greater interest in justice and human flourishing than the church.
Social justice advocates are focused on fighting poverty [...]READ FULL POST →
Have you ever been part of a missions trip? Ever ladled soup into the bowls of the hungry? Sent shoes to an African village, or built houses in impoverished neighborhoods?
Have you ever thought about what happens to those people after you leave? When the soup kitchen closes? When the shoes wear out, and villagers [...]READ FULL POST →
Some time ago, economist Walter Williams offered some apt advice in an article entitled, “How Not to be Poor.” This piece has stayed with me in my income inequality research, and it immediately came to mind when Heritage recently released their 2014 Index of Culture and Opportunity. [...]READ FULL POST →