A Capital Idea There is no “Christian” economic system. But one comes closer
Introduction: Political Economics as God's Steward
This article explains how we glorify God in political economics: as stewards of God's world. In working out the implications of our stewardship, the author develops what he has called a conditional preference as opposed to either whole-hearted acceptance of capitalism or socialism.
The Protestant Work Ethic
The author focuses on work ethic and traces the understanding of it from the time of the Reformation. He takes into consideration the reasons why the rise of capitalism has been attributed to a change brought about by the new view among Protestants of work ethic.
Collectivism and/or Christianity: An Exegetical Study of Acts 2:42-47 and 4:32-5:11
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.
Labour Relations in a Christian Framework
This article looks at the history of labour relations, showing how labour has been shaped by different systems in history, such as communism and capitalism. The author also looks at the question of authority, ownership, labour, and accountability in relations to unions. Examining the model of the covenant, this article shows how Christians can come up with an alternative.
Are You Conscious of Your Philosophy of Life?
Capitalism has helped cause a culture of consumerism. This article calls for Christians to rethink their philosophy of life by going back to their reformed roots.
Oikos: A Case For Reviving the Household Economy
In answer to the challenge of communism, socialism, and capitalism, this article proposes the household economy as a model to strive for. Making the household and family the center of the economy is the proper way of attaining the transformation of culture.