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April 25th, 2017

A Theology of Spring for Winter-weary Souls from Abraham Kuyper

"The very significance of spring is, that first there was winter, when Death swayed his scepter, and that now his dominion is broken and life is renewed. In this way all nature is one holy symbolism. And that same God who raised Christ from the dead, is He who, in the language of spring,...

Channel(s): Culture and Worldview
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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.