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Work and Poverty: Lessons from Ruth, part 3

The book of Ruth contains wonderful lessons about work, personal responsibility and poverty. In parts 1 and 2 we started examining the relative responses of Naomi, Ruth and Boaz to economic realities which are very relevant today. This final post picks up where we left off. ~ What did Ruth

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Work and Poverty: Lessons from Ruth, part 2

Our first installment ended by noting Naomi’s bitterness of soul upon returning to Israel, a widow bereft of her children. But what did Ruth do? And what about Boaz? Naomi heard that the famine had lifted in Israel, so she and Ruth returned to her village. Hebrew law required the

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Work and Poverty: Labor Day Lessons from Ruth

Poverty is rooted in lies at the level of culture. One of the greatest causes of poverty in the world is the lie that “Work is a curse!” This lie is manifest globally in the lives of individuals, communities and nations. Yes, you read that correctly. The economic poverty of

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Oikonomia Network: Seminaries Teaching the Biblical View of Work

At the creation, God the divine Worker created man the human worker. The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it, (Gen 2:15 NIV). The Disciple Nations Alliance has long taught the integration of Biblical faith and

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THE BIBLE Has Something to Say About Work?

What army would leave the vast majority of its soldiers in the barracks while going into battle? In one sense, that’s exactly what the church has done. We have gone to war with only a fraction of our soldiers mobilized. We’ve relegated the work of discipling the nations to pastors, missionaries, and

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“SOCIAL JUSTICE” Means Freedom to Work

The phrase “Right to Work” has received lots of press lately. And the Bible has something important to say about work. In fact, God’s view of work is related to His view of compassion. In two recent posts we highlighted four of seven principles of compassion, or social justice, identified

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What Can You Learn About Your Work from Hobby Lobby?

Over the years, many people have asked me, What does it mean to be a Christian at work? How does a Christian to function in the market place?  I always answer that it depends on your worldview. Many Christians function in their work from an Atheist/Materialist worldview. As the graphic

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Halftime & No-huddle Offense: Two Football Metaphors for Today’s Church

A few years ago, I was privileged to worship with Dee and Allen Robbins at their church, Solid Rock Ministries, in Kona, Hawaii. I will never forget their Harley-riding pastor, James “Tex” Texeira. During his sermon, Tex asked the congregation “What are we doing here this morning?” He went on

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What I Learned From a Loud Crash in the Middle of the Night

I lived for many years with a weak grasp of God’s intentions for the world. I was a missionary. My job was to evangelize, teach the Bible, gather believers, and develop leaders. When a missionary suffers from this limitation of vision, the fallout affects other people. The story of Dan

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The Decay of False Ideas

The Bible begins in a garden and ends in a city. That’s a positive progression from God’s perspective. He intends human beings to develop the natural resources He put in the creation. When we do, hungry people are fed, the sick receive care, the naked are clothed, children grow, families

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