This article discusses the relationship between faith and the areas of economics and human flourishing. It first shows how a biblical perspective affects how we view the dramatic changes in global population and wealth. Then it evaluates corporate profits through a biblical lens. It addresses the question of how the cultural mandate applies to believers in a new economic environment. Finally, it considers three points of application.
If economics is the study of resource allocation, how should Christians approach this study? This article explains the challenges and benefits of studying economics as Christian.
Is there a relationship between economics and church leadership? If you see economics as stewardship, then there are some lessons to take from economics. An economically wise church leadership requires that out of all the ministry opportunities before you, allocate your limited resources to the most effective ministry opportunities.
Hartropp looks at the inadequacies of neo-classical economics. He compares it to the great Christian tradition of just price theory and examines the resurgence of just price economics in the Fair Trade Movement. Prices paid and received in markets should reflect justice to all the participants. Prices can be too low or too high.