Articles via Institute for Faith, Work & Economics

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?

March 22nd, 2013

Five Ways to Make the Most of Your Commute

The average time it takes Americans to commute to work is 25.1 minutes.  Do the math for your own commute and you may be shocked to find how much time you spend in the car over the course of a year. The Institute for Faith, Work & Economics offers a list of ways to transform your...

Channel(s): Doing Your Job
March 2nd, 2013

How Do We Set Just Prices?

Are there Biblical principles for setting market prices? Dr. Anne Bradley explains the economics of price-setting and Biblical guidelines to consider.

February 16th, 2013

The Internet, Human Creativity, and Freedom

Have you stopped lately to thank God for the World Wide web? The Internet as a place where people use their God-given creativity and entrepreneurial spirit to create many benefits we enjoy. This post by Taylor Barkley reminds us what a privilege it is to have access to important information...

January 29th, 2013

Is There Dignity In Your Work?

In The Institute for Faith, Work and Economics blog, Kristin Hansen uses Ruth and the Proverbs 31 woman to make the case that all work matters to God.  She includes a video on "vocational guilt" by Paul Rude. Do you feel that your work matters to God?

November 20th, 2012

Faces of Faith & Work: Luther Weber

This is the first in a series of blog posts from The Institute for Faith and Work Economics about what a Biblical doctrine of work looks like in everyday life. This first post features Luther Weber, an independent architect. Greg Ayers interviews Luther " about his craft and how his faith...

Channel(s): Calling and Career
October 9th, 2012

Why Do You Work So Hard?

People work 80 to 100 hours per week in jobs that they are not called to do, so they are miserable, says Dr. Anne Bradley.  They work hard to get nice things, or perhaps for power without regard to the impact on their families. Those aren’t reasons we as Christians should be working hard...

August 7th, 2012

I, Smartphone

From Institute for Faith, Work and Economics This “I, Smartphone” video is based on the essay “I, Pencil” penned by Leonard Read in 1958. Why would the Institute for Faith, Work and Economics care about how a smartphone is made, and why should we care? Because God uses the market process...

July 19th, 2012

Kingdom Work

Hugh Whelchel explains that "The separation of faith and calling by Christians, along with the loss of the Biblical doctrine of work, had a devastating effect on the landscape of American culture during the 20th century." and why we as Christians today are called to integrate our faith and...

Channel(s): Calling and Career