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How Then Should We Work?
Five Biblical Truths That Will Change Your Life
Have you ever felt like what you do the majority of the week at work doesn’t matter to God? Many Christians struggle to find any meaning in their work. Many are taught it’s just a place to share your faith or earn a paycheck to donate to missions. This presentation reveals how to live both a personally fulfilling and spiritually significant life by rediscovering the biblical doctrine of work.
The Biblical Meaning of Success
How to Find Satisfaction and Joy in Your Work
Culture sells us two lies about work: first, if we work hard, we can be anything we want to be, and second, we can be the best in the world. These lies lead many to unnecessary discouragement in their work. This presentation reveals the Biblical meaning of success as taught in Jesus’ Parable of the Talents.
Why Does Income Inequality Exist?
An Economic and Biblical Explanation
Income inequality is a hot topic, yet many do not understand the true economic picture or some of the Biblical reasons why it exists. This presentation examines income inequality from both an economic and Biblical perspective and provides guidance to Christians on how to respond, particularly through our vocation.”
A Radical View on the Meaning of Work
If we take our Christian life seriously, we will find ourselves at odds with our surrounding culture, especially at work. This is exactly how Daniel and the Hebrew exiles felt as God’s people in Babylon. But God’s message was clear, “seek the peace and prosperity of the city” in which they were planted. They were to “reweave shalom.” The presentation explains how we are to live out this same calling through our work in today’s world.
Money, Greed, and God
Why Capitalism is the Solution and Not the Problem
Jay W. Richards
In this presentation based on his book Money, Greed, and God, Richards argues there is a growing number of Christians who are deeply uneasy about how to follow Jesus’s mandate to care for the poor and the environment while living with the excesses of capitalism. In this presentation, Richards argues that Christianity cannot only accommodate capitalism, but Christian theology can help explain why capitalism works. By highlighting the most common myths Christians believe about economics, such as “capitalism is based on greed and over consumption” or “if someone becomes rich that automatically means someone else will become poor,” Richards provides practical steps to conduct business, worship God, and serve others without falling into the “prosperity gospel” trap.
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