3 Organizations You Should Know

April 30, 2018By DPC EditorEconomics

Originally posted at Made to Flourish. Looking for mission-focused tools that integrate faith, work, and economics? Here are three that we highly recommend! THE COST OF POVERTY EXPERIENCE (COPE) Developed by Think Tank, this 2.5 hour simulation invites your congregants into a day in the life of the socio-economically disadvantaged. It offers a glimpse into … Read More

Compassion & Capacity

April 30, 2018By DPC EditorEconomics

Originally posted at Made to Flourish. “And who is my neighbor?” – an expert in the law (Luke 10:29) We continue our core values series on the common good by asking ourselves if we’ve built enough compassion and capacity to actually contribute to our local communities. One of the two greatest commandments is “love your neighbor as yourself.” … Read More

Culture in the City – Kansas City

April 10, 2018By DPC EditorEconomics

by Matt Farmer, originally posted on Made to Flourish. “Can we, by God’s grace and with God’s help, train our eyes to see, notice, acknowledge, talk about, converse about the truth of structural racism and racial exclusion in our city?” Matt Farmer asks this question as he dissects what his research about the Kansas City … Read More

Defining Entrepreneurship: From Dataset to Mindset

March 13, 2018By DPC EditorEconomics

by the Kauffman Foundation. What is entrepreneurship? The Kauffman Foundation strives to be the leading foundation in entrepreneurship. Yet, we struggle to answer this question. This question is deeper than a dictionary search. This question has become a philosophical debate among my friends, and among the ecosphere of researchers, policymakers, practitioners, and entrepreneurs themselves. Is … 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

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

Why We Need A Blue-Collar Theology of Work

January 24, 2018By DPC EditorChurch & Work, Economics, Faith at Work

This interview was originally published by Christianity Today. Click here to listen to the interview. Just over 100 years ago, churches and labor unions had a close relationship. From a Christian History piece: Some labor unions gathered members in their halls and marched together to church to hear the special messages. Newspapers reprinted the sermons the … 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