Part 1 in a series on Is Your Work Useless?
Tim Keller, Pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, is an influential thought leader in the faith and work movement. The message he’d like Christians to embrace is that all work is [...]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 →
On Tuesday, Dr. Anne Bradley outlined four essential elements to economic progress. Human beings are the engines of this economic progress, and it turns out that the Bible has a lot to say about this role we’ve been given. Where does our ability to create economic progress come from?
Engines [...]MORE →
Part 13 in a series on Biblical Foundations of Economic Principles
What are some of the essential elements of economic progress? There are four key elements I’d like to explore today. Before jumping in, let’s get a biblical take on the background for economic progress.
The Cultural Mandate [...]MORE →
Economist and columnist Paul Krugman declared personal bankruptcy today following a failed attempt to spend [...]MORE →
Part 7 in a series on Eight Most Popular Myths about Wealth, Poverty, and Free Enterprise
Hasn’t Christianity always opposed free enterprise? It’s easy to think so. In fact, my colleague, Anne Bradley, was asked this question by a student at a MORE →
When economists talk about the free-market economy, they use principles that help explain what may come from certain actions. Their explanations emphasize an element of predictability.
But no one can know exactly what will happen in particular situations since unseen variables can affect outcomes. How should Christians approach the unpredictability inherent in [...]MORE →
Part 9 in a series on Biblical Foundations of Economic Principles
How do prices emerge in a market economy, and are such prices legitimate, or just?
The theory of just prices is considered an “ethical theory” of economics. It dates all the way back to Thomas Aquinas.
This [...]MORE →