Parable of the Talents
How should Christians think about work, success, and wealth?
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 →
Part 6 in a series on Wealth & Power
Last week I introduced how salaries emerge within the context of a market economy. I want to expand on this idea today.
First, though, let’s review some basics about salary and income:
The salary you receive is the price [...]MORE →
Part 2 in a series on Stewardship
Every faculty you have, your power of thinking or of moving your limbs from moment to moment, is given you by God. If you devoted every moment of your whole life exclusively to His service, you could not give Him anything [...]MORE →
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. 1 Corinthians 9:24
The Apostle Paul paints a powerful picture in his first letter [...]MORE →
Recently I saw a bumper sticker that read,
He who dies with the most toys wins, but he is still dead.
This must be a post-modern version of the late 1990’s original, which simply read, “He who dies with the most [...]MORE →
Part 2 in a series on Success
Through the Parable of the Talents, Jesus Christ teaches that the Kingdom of Heaven is like a man going on a long journey. Before he leaves, he gives his three servants different amounts [...]MORE →
Part 1 in a series on Economics 101
Editor’s Note: Today we introduce Dr. Anne Rathbone Bradley, a new contributor to this blog and the Vice President of Economic Initiatives here at the Institute for Faith, Work & Economics. While Hugh Whelchel will continue to post on the Biblical doctrine of [...]MORE →