Tag Archives: Economy

The Biblical Morality of Economics

Writing recently in the Wall Street Journal, Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute, brought some clarity to an increasingly opaque discussion about the national debt: “this … is a moral fight, not an economic one.” The economic dimension is … Continue reading

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It’s Not “The Economy, Stupid” … It’s the Moral Vision

The global economy isn’t exactly robust. Should the world’s governments pick up Bill Clinton’s 1992 campaign slogan, “It’s the economy, stupid!” ? No. Those who follow this mantra are mistaken. Undergirding any political/economic system is a set of ideas, a … Continue reading

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Great Commission Utilitarianism, Part 1

Recently a friend told me of his growing concern for the impact of the concept of Great Commission utilitarianism on the church. As someone who is relatively well read and is currently writing a book on the Great Commission I … Continue reading

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Work for Humanity

As I continue to reflect on the unemployment in America, I’m forced to think of what we are missing in the biblical message.  Yesterday I learned about a small Christian community that was gifted with the worst lands on the … Continue reading

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John Calvin, Sound Economy, and a Development Ethic

Check out Catherine Hornby’s fine article Moral Rebound Finds Dutch Exploring Calvin online at REUTERS UK. With the emergence of the Global Economic Crisis, the Dutch are looking at their Protestant roots for answers. It would behoove Christians anywhere in … Continue reading

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