Does the Old Testament teach anything on economic matters like ownership and property? Kaiser examines the case some have made for a duality of the material and spiritual world. He then examines themes related to property, theft, land, and Jubilee. The stewardship responsibilities attributed to human beings are noted.
To the Reformers all labour was accepted as a calling and performed as unto the Lord. This article maps the path that led the church to embrace the dualistic view of life and forget the implications of the priesthood of all believers. It shows that embracing the call to follow Christ is foundational to understand the theology of work. This is how the church can recover the biblical truth of vocation.
Tracing the development of government through the Bible, this article shows that the government must be limited in its reach. This limitedness is due to the fall and the reality that all authority belongs to God.
Every action of humans is directed towards happiness and flourishing. Looking at key biblical words, this article shows that true flourishing and well-being can be found only in relationship with God and through alignment with his kingdom. The concepts of peace, blessedness, and completeness point to this conclusion.
How big or small should the rule of the government be? Acknowledging that the government is established by God, listening to biblical warnings, pondering the pervasiveness of the fall, and learning from the lessons of history are four areas to consider to answer this question.
This article looks at the work of the Holy Spirit in the OT, in creation, individuals believers, and the people of God as a nation. It draws implications for the church today.
True freedom can only be experienced once we are freed from sin and made slaves to Christ. This article shows how such freedom flows to bring freedom in the community.
After looking at key passages from the New Testament, this article shows that good works should not be limited to works of charity. Good works include works done in the marketplace and home.
Is Christianity against capitalism? After examining Acts 2:42-47 and Acts 4:32-5:11, this article shows that all giving in the early church was a voluntary and joyful response to the gospel and its powerful attestations through the apostles. Therefore, Christianity cannot be used as an objection to capitalism.
Christians are called to full-time Christian service. This article argues for this by looking at the role of work in the life and teaching of Jesus.
Embracing free enterprise and economic liberty promotes human dignity and provides the institutional structure in which economic justice and mercy will most likely flourish. However, entrusting the good of society to government coercion leads to despotism and tyranny, which destroy society’s original object. This article explains.
The role of the government is to make sure that there is order, which allows people to live peaceful and quiet lives. This article shows that this truth forms the foundation for what the government must do and not do.
Economic freedom can be measured through higher life expectancy, lower levels of child mortality, better performing and cleaner environments, higher incomes for the poor, better protected civil liberties, less child labor, and less unemployment. This article shows that this can be achieved by economic freedom, and shows how the pillars of economic freedom are rooted in Scripture.
Economic freedom allows everyone to use their unique gifts to serve God and others. This article gives five reasons why Christians should embrace economic freedom.
Stewardship has to do with every choice you make. This is what the article calls whole-life stewardship.
Income inequality is a fact of the economic life. This is so because we are created with different gifts that yield different rewards here on earth. This article show how this principle functions in economics. This is part two of the article.