The War on Poverty: 50 Years Later

May 31, 2018By DPC EditorEconomics

By Esther Larson, originally posted at the Center for Faith & Work. Don’t worry – I’m not going down the partisan route of talking about poverty through a political angle.  I’ll let Senator Cory Booker and Representative Paul Ryan’s words speak for themselves.  Rather, I”ll be considering the 50th Anniversary of the “War on Poverty” and how the Gospel transforms our thinking … Read More

“Spiritual Malady” in Finance?“ It’s in the Heart

May 31, 2018By DPC EditorEconomics

By Daniel Kwon, originally posted at the Center for Faith & Work. In his recent Op-Ed in the NY Times titled For the Love of Money, Sam Polk does an insightful job of addressing and analyzing the root of the cancer that plagues the financial services industry:  the idolization of power. Polk starts by discussing how he was … Read More

Can Religious Charities Take the Place of the Welfare State?

May 25, 2018By DPC EditorEconomics

By Emma Green, originally posted at The Atlantic. Supporters of Trump’s budget are eager to restore the central role of faith-based organizations in serving the poor—but it’s not clear they can be an adequate substitute for government. President Trump’s initial budget proposal would end aid for poor families to pay their heating bills, defund after-school programs at … Read More

Workers on Tap: The On-Demand Economy

February 28, 2018By DPC EditorWorkplace Challenges

The rise of the on-demand economy poses difficult questions for workers, companies and politicians. Originally posted by the Economist. IN THE early 20th century Henry Ford combined moving assembly lines with mass labour to make building cars much cheaper and quicker—thus turning the automobile from a rich man’s toy into transport for the masses. Today … Read More

The Economics of Radical Generosity (Acts 2:45; 4:34-35)

February 28, 2018By DPC EditorEconomics

Bible Commentary / Produced by Theology of Work (TOW) Project There is continuing debate about whether or not these community summaries advocate a certain economic system, with some commentators describing the practice of the community as “proto-communism” and others seeing a mandatory divestiture of goods. The text, however, does not suggest an attempt to change … Read More

The Wise Worker is Just

February 21, 2018By DPC EditorFaith at Work

Originally published by the Theology of Work Project. The proverbs do not stop with commending generosity but go further to claim that caring for the poor is a matter of justice. First, the proverbs recognize that people are often poor because the rich and powerful defraud or oppress them. Or, if they were already poor, … Read More

Economic Wisdom Project

January 31, 2018By DPC EditorEconomics

The Economic Wisdom Project was originally produced by the Oikonomia Network. The Oikonomia Network is a theological learning community helping pastors equip people for whole-life discipleship, fruitful work and economic wisdom. At the core of the Economic Wisdom Project are the 12 Elements of Economic Wisdom. We have designed them in the form of proverbial declarations, … Read More

Workers on Tap

January 19, 2018By DPC EditorEconomics, Workplace Challenges

This article was originally published by The Economist. You can read the full article by clicking here. IN THE early 20th century Henry Ford combined moving assembly lines with mass labour to make building cars much cheaper and quicker—thus turning the automobile from a rich man’s toy into transport for the masses. Today a growing … Read More