Tag Archives: Socialism

Wealth Creation: The Theological Dimension

One of the books that most shaped my work on Discipling the Nations was The Creation of Wealth by Brian Griffiths. Griffiths has been Dean of the City University Business School in London, a direc­tor of the Bank of England. … Continue reading

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Jesus, Socialism, and Michael Youssef

Generally, it seems, it is evangelical Christians who are accused of politicizing faith. “Religion should be private” is often heard from those who object when Christ-followers seek to bring biblical principles to the public square. But as Egyptian-born social anthropologist Michael … Continue reading

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The Roots of the Global Economic Crisis

[The following post, refreshed  from its original publication, is highly relevant to the current political-economic environment.] The global economic crisis is, at its root, a moral and metaphysical crisis. Our economic principles and polices are founded on assumptions which are … Continue reading

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Great Commission Utilitarianism, Part 3

Oikonomia vs. Chrematistics In direct opposition to what those possessing a GCU (Great Commission Utilitarianism) mindset state, God’s ends reveals that human beings are placed on earth for economic purposes: to be the catalysts to allow families, communities and nations … Continue reading

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New YouTube Videos about Obama, History, & Christianity

Check out www.YouTube.com/VishalMangalwadi in light of Obama’s upcoming inauguration.  Should he swear in on the Bible?  Plus, other interesting thoughts about race, change, merit, and politics.  We think a lot of Vishal’s work, reflections and important cultural insights. -Tim C. … Continue reading

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The Cornerstone

In my reading this morning, I was reflecting on Paul’s words in Romans 9:33.  He speaks of Christ as the stumbling stone when he writes: “See, I lay in Zion a stone that causes men to stumble and a rock … Continue reading

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