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Author: Dr. Andrew SpencerAndrew Spencer is a Senior Research Fellow for IFWE. He holds a Ph.D. in Theological Studies from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and regularly blogs at www.ethicsandculture.com. He previously served in the United States Navy as a Submarine Officer after graduating from the United States Naval Academy.

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When payday approaches, it can feel good to have the balance in my checking account rise. After the deposit is…

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As Christians seek to impact the world around them with the redemptive force of the gospel, we often struggle with…

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Five Reasons Why Aquinas Supported Private Property

By: Dr. Andrew Spencer

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Is private ownership of property contrary to human nature? Since the “earth is the Lord’s” (Ps. 24:1), it would seem…

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Everyone who has been through elementary school has been asked the basic question, “What do you want to be when…

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Capitalism is often used as a curse word in contemporary political discourse. For others, it is used as a description…

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Why You Can’t Measure the Value of Homemaking

By: Dr. Andrew Spencer

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Chasing toddlers, keeping the house clean, and preparing meals is hard work. I learned this from experience during a six-month…

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A 2006 Pew Forum poll of self-identified U.S. Christians* revealed that forty-six percent of respondents agreed with the following statement:…

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Is the prosperity gospel biblical? Last week, I introduced the “prosperity gospel”—what it is and why it’s harmful. Today, I’d like to…

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Why the Prosperity Gospel Is So Harmful

By: Dr. Andrew Spencer

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One error Christians can make in their understanding of money is to think wealth is inherently sinful, and creating and…

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Why Relationships Are Key to Helping the Poor

By: Dr. Andrew Spencer

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Conversations about poverty and the alleviation of poverty tend to focus on providing material resources to meet the needs of…

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