Articles via Institute for Faith, Work & Economics

September 1st, 2015

Money, Greed, and God

Does God care about economics? Jay Richards, Distinguished Fellow at the Institute for Faith, Work & Economics and a Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute, believes He does. In Money, Greed, and God, Richards seeks to dispel the myth that the essence of capitalism is greed....

Channel(s): Economics
June 12th, 2015

Is There Room in Our Theology of Work for Rest and Recreation?

In many ways, the culture in which we live has lost sight of a vision of work that resonates with what we see in Scripture. Two aspects of this vision that we’ve forgotten are rest and recreation. Though work has been part of God’s design for humans since the very beginning, there is a...

Channel(s): Doing Your Job
May 16th, 2015

What Makes Work Worthy?

Lots of Christians in the workplace wonder if their work really matters to God. To them, as far as God’s kingdom priorities are concerned, they believe their work at the office or plant or school is meaningful to God (at least they hope it’s meaningful to Him) because it serves as a...

April 30th, 2015

Surprising News About Poverty

Imagine someone asked you to put together a giant jigsaw puzzle without all the pieces included in the box. Your first thoughts might be “Why?” or “Is this person crazy?” That’s how I think about poverty sometimes: an impossible problem God has called us to try to solve...

December 4th, 2014

Why Aren’t We Praying From 9-5?

Why do we tend to pray more for "spiritual activities" such as church ministries and mission trips, than we do for our "9 to 5" job? If our work is God's work, we should  pray for it like it is God's work. How can we practically pray more throughout our work day? Taylor Barkley tackles this...

Channel(s): Doing Your Job
September 18th, 2014

What Is the Vocation of a Student?

My motivations for going to college were mainly economic. I didn’t know what a vocation was and had never taken the time to figure out how my time as a student would fit into the tapestry of my life. Getting good grades was driven by my desire to have a good GPA, so I could improve my...

Channel(s): Calling and Career
August 1st, 2014

Twenty-Somethings Are Embracing a Christian View of Vocation, but Not Because of the Church

Twenty-somethings in the workplace. Most reactions to this picture probably aren’t positive (see the Millennials in the Workplace Training Video to learn more about why). So you might be surprised to learn that twenty-somethings are actually embracing a Christian theology of work. Barna...

December 3rd, 2013

"Why Work? by Dorothy Sayers

If work is to find its right place in the world, it is the duty of the Church to see to it that the work serves God, and that the worker serves the work. -- Dorothy Sayers Dorothy Sayers was one of the first women to graduate from Oxford and, arguably, one of the most influential Christian...

October 19th, 2013

Redeeming the Time at Work

One more hour. It wasn’t that I disliked my job. But after a long day of filing papers at my internship, I was losing my edge. My sense of urgency about my work was dissipating. I felt guilty about it, but also powerless to change. Jesus’ words to his disciples seemed extremely...

Channel(s): Doing Your Job
September 13th, 2013

What Is a Christian Company?

Some of the largest companies in the US have been identified as “Christian companies." So what does that mean?  Hugh Welchel writes about what it should mean. Read his article. What do you consider to be the key attributes a Christian in business should embody?