A wealth-creating culture can be a sign of human flourishing, especially when a culture once in extreme poverty begins to create enough wealth to move beyond destitution. We should celebrate it when cultures reach a point where they can feed, clothe, and shelter themselves and use their God-given abilities more fully.
Still, we [...]MORE →
Part 4 in a series on Markets & Morality
Our confidence in Christ does not make us lazy, negligent, or careless, but on the contrary, it awakens us, urges us on, and makes us active in living righteous lives and doing good. There is no [...]MORE →
How should Christians think about work, success, and wealth?
Part 8 in a series on Eight Most Popular Myths about Wealth, Poverty, and Free Enterprise
Does free enterprise lead to an ugly consumerist culture?
For many critics, the modern market economy is not a pretty sight. People hear “free [...]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.
Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.
Christians often hear about how the Bible criticizes wealth and chastises [...]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 →
What resonated with me most were the different perspectives of these two audiences:
1. The [...]MORE →