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April 30th, 2015

The Social Responsibility of Business

What is a company’s corporate social responsibility? Businesses enhance the common good in a number of ways: providing good employment, producing needed goods and services, and creating wealth. “Their potential to do this is so great, in fact, that the prosperity of a modern society can be...

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December 10th, 2014

Delivery Boy for a Day

Before the big brown truck pulls up in front of your house to deliver presents, take two minutes to experience this fun and heart-warming new ad from UPS about a young boy who is fascinated by UPS package delivery drivers. It’s a good reminder of how we can elevate the value of work from an...

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April 25th, 2014

Letters to the Exiles

A seven-part film series that explores the bigger picture, the deeper mystery of God's mission in the world and our place in it.  A moment of honesty for Christians out there: have you ever wondered what your Salvation is actually FOR? Is it just to get to heaven? Is it so we can have a “...

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August 29th, 2013

5 Things Craigslist Teaches Us about the Beauty of Trade

Daily tools like pencils and smartphones don’t just appear out of thin air. Bottom-up trading tools like Craigslist serve a bigger purpose than ridding our attics of stinky old mattresses. There’s something special about hum-drum personal exchange that reacquaints our economic imaginations...

Channel(s): Doing Your Job, Economics
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July 20th, 2013

Memo to Tinseltown

What do Iron Man 3 and The Lone Ranger—two of this summer’s blockbusters—teach us about business? Both highlight Hollywood’s favorite stereotypes: evil capitalists. In a blog at Acton, Jonathon Witt corrects this persistent, one-sided, and misleading perspective and...

Channel(s): Culture and Worldview
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June 4th, 2013

The New Legalism: Missional, Radical, Narcissistic, and Shamed

By: Anthony Bradley on Acton Power Blog. A few days ago on Facebook and Twitter I made the following observation: Being a “radical,” “missional,” Christian is slowly becoming the “new legalism.” We need more ordinary God and people lovers (Matt 22:36-40). This observation was the...

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March 24th, 2013

Acton University

June 17-20, 2014
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Acton University is a unique, four-day exploration of the intellectual foundations of a free society. Guided by a distinguished, international faculty, Acton University is an opportunity to deepen your knowledge and integrate rigorous philosophy, Christian theology and...

Channel(s): Events
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February 23rd, 2013

Transforming the Broken Through Business

Can God use entrepreneurship and business to lift people out of poverty and addiction? Two successful young film-industry professionals think He can. The started the Neighborhood Film Company, creating a model of family relationships between professionals and apprentices. NFCo pours time...

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October 7th, 2011

Faithful Living in the Marketplace | An Interview with David Miller

Dr. David Miller is Director of Princeton's Faith and Work Initiative and author of God at Work. He answers questions about the faith-and-work movement, its effect on business, the church's attitude toward the workplace and business's attitude toward faith.

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September 19th, 2011

Inner-city Education Fails without the Church

Dr. Anthony Bradley is associate professor of theology at The King's College in New York City and a research fellow at the Acton Institute. In this article he discusses the importance of the church in solving problems in inner-city education.