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May 17th, 2013

Can Ethics be Taught? Or Legislated?

Recent experience tells us that rules created today to curb yesterday’s bad business practices often make life harder for honest people and motivate the unscrupulous to find new ways around the rules. In his Cardus blog Ray Pennings asks, "If trust in our economic system cannot be created...

Channel(s): Ethics
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November 20th, 2012

Restoring Creation

"Restoring creation will require the Spirit-inspired work of building caring institutions and life-giving habits," writes James K. A. Smith in Cardus. Read this Calvin College philosophy teacher's perspective of redemption and our mission as God's co-creative culture-makers.   What kind of...

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October 9th, 2012

It Is No Shame to Work for Money

Is there such thing as a Christian perspective of compensation?  What constitutes fair pay, and how should it be determined?  John Terrill, from Seattle Pacific's Center for Integrity in Business, offers practical guidelines, for both employers and employees, on this complex and personal...

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September 7th, 2011

My Job is Not My Calling | My Job is Also My Calling

Lee Hardy, professor at Calvin College and author of The Fabric of This World, examines work and the concept of vocation in two excellent articles recently republished. This new understanding of vocation "calls for a reexamination of the way jobs are structured, the way human work...

Channel(s): Calling and Career
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September 5th, 2011

Serving Our Work and Neighbours: Which Comes First?

John Terrill and Kenman Wong, both of the Business School at Seattle Pacific University, wrestle with the priority a company should give one stakeholder over another using Dorothy Sayers essay "Why Work?" as a model. Apple Computer and In-N-Out Burger provide fodder for discussion.