I saw a great bumper sticker on my way to work last week. It said:
Liberals confuse the state with charity. Conservatives confuse the state with security.
There is some truth to both of these statements. Regardless of our political positions, we are always tempted to place our hope in something other [...]MORE →
Anyone who wants to be a serious disciple of Jesus should learn blackjack.
With a shocking quote like this in the trailer, it’s no wonder why Holy Rollers: The True Story of Card Counting Christians was a controversial documentary when it was released in 2011.
The [...]MORE →
The late theologian and Christianity Today editor Carl Henry once called on Christians not to restrict the Christian life to evangelism alone, but also to engage the culture in the public square.
We can think of that task in terms of pursuing the common good. This is the MORE →
Part 5 in a series on Markets & Morality
Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat food from it all the days of your life. It will produce thorns and thistles for you… By the sweat of your brow you will eat [...]MORE →
Part 14 in a series on Biblical Foundations of Economic Principles
Every individual… neither intends to promote the public interest, nor knows how much he is promoting it… he intends only his own security; and by directing that industry in such a manner as its produce may be [...]MORE →
By faith we understand that the entire universe was formed at God’s command, that what we now see did not come from anything that can be seen.
The market economy we live and participate in everyday here in the United States [...]MORE →
In When Helping Hurts, Dr. Brian Fikkert makes a bold claim: the current welfare state is the fault of the evangelical church.
In The Great Reversal: Evangelism Versus Social Concern, scholar David Moberg argues that prior to the twentieth century, [...]MORE →
Part in a series on Markets & Morality
We are in the middle of a series regarding the relationship between markets and morality. Yesterday, Hugh did a great job of outlining the aspects of free-market systems as understood by the father of modern economics, Adam Smith.
It seems [...]MORE →