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

Faith Without (Public) Works is an Empty Vessel . . .

May 24, 2018By DPC EditorEconomics

By Megan Mcardle, originally posted at The Atlantic. I have to say, I don’t understand the idea that one would separate one’s faith from one’s politics.  For an agnotheist like me, all this means is a pretty healthy skepticism of prayer in schools.  But if I did have a firm belief in God, I’d have a … Read More

Are Startups the Answer to Inequality?

February 27, 2018By DPC EditorWorkplace Challenges

Are startups the answer to inequality?  by Patton Dodd, June 21, 2017. Originally posted on Folo Media. Expert says businesses that close and open equate to a healthy and competitive economy. A new study finds that Texas is among the national leaders in “economic dynamism.” That’s a technical term: it means businesses starting and closing, … Read More

It’s Time to Talk About Power

February 21, 2018By DPC EditorVocation Formation

This article was originally published by Christianity Today, written by Andy Crouch. You can read the full article by clicking here. This Sunday, thousands of pastors will prepare for worship. Some of them will wear distinctive clothing—the albs and stoles of liturgical churches echo ancient priestly garments. But many more pastors will wear nothing that … Read More