Many people want to fix the problem of poverty. Very few are successful. Why do so many poverty alleviation strategies fail? Before we can answer this question, we first must understand what poverty is. Poverty is defined as a deficiency of necessary or desirable ingredients. When we dig into the root problem of poverty, we discover that the ingredients impoverished… Read More
Why should Christians support economic freedom? Jay Richards of the Catholic University of America addressed this question at the Intersect Wisdom Forum. Stay Connected Get the latest Intersect content — plus a FREE e-book.
The only things that are certain are death and taxes. At least, that’s how the old saying, often attributed to Benjamin Franklin, goes. As Christians, we are much less certain of death, since we expect that one generation will meet the returning Christ without first dying. At times, some Christians argue that taxes should not… Read More
When I tell people I teach a class entitled “Economics, Stewardship, and the Common Good,” a common question is, “Why would a seminary offer a class on that topic?” What well-meaning Christians are implying with such a question is that they cannot see a connection between the Great Commission on one hand, and cultural engagement… Read More
A runaway trolley is coming. You are standing at a switch in the tracks. Should you save the five people tied to one branch of tracks, or the one person stuck on the other? Is the life of the one person more important than the lives of the other five people? Here is the twist:… Read More