Public policy and faith are often difficult to relate. This essay wants to help construct a biblically informed perspective on matters of public policy as it relates to labour, poverty, and wealth. It offers an analysis of the book of James with attention to passages that deal with the rich and the poor and examines the implications of these Christian public ethics.
Can Christians use the Bible for public policy and politics? This article shows that both natural law and the Bible have a place in public policy and politics. This author shows how to argue from both the Bible and natural law, and appeals to Christians to have the courage to use the Bible when discussing public affairs.