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?
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Part 9 in a series on Eight Most Popular Myths about Wealth, Poverty, and Free Enterprise
You’ve heard the warnings: the earth is overpopulated, and soon we’ll run out of food, farmland, and fuel. If we don’t make changes now, we’ll destroy the [...]MORE →
Taylor University, my alma mater, is a small, Christian, liberal arts university in Upland, Indiana. I attended that fine institution from 2005-2009. Whenever someone spends more than a day on campus or around the student body, they always remark about the tight sense of community.
In August 2012, this community MORE →
Part 10 in a series on Biblical Foundations of Economic Principles
There are three misconceptions about profits that arise in most conversations I have with people about businesses seeking profit:
1. Businesses seeking profit codifies greed and encourages corruption.
2. Profit-maximization exploits the poor and benefits the rich.
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 →
Part 4 in a series on Biblical Foundations of Economic Principles
Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.
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Part 8 in a series on The 12 Days of Significance
We have talked in previous posts about humanity’s fallen nature, the implications of the Fall for our lives on earth, and our utter dependance on Christ. God will bring his kingdom in full when Christ [...]MORE →
Part 7 in a series on Wealth & Power
Basically, Janet wanted me to answer why teachers are not [...]MORE →