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Author: Dr. David KotterDavid Kotter is dean of the School of Theology and professor of New Testament studies at Colorado Christian University. Kotter also serves as a visiting scholar and senior research fellow at the Institute for Faith, Work & Economics. Previously, he worked for Ford Motor Company as the finance director of a manufacturing plant in Europe, as a financial analyst at the world headquarters in Michigan, and as a financial advocate for the minority supply base. He holds an MBA and B.S. from the University of Illinois and an M.Div. and M.A. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He earned a Ph.D. in New Testament studies at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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A Book Review of “The Soul of Atlas”

By: Dr. David Kotter

4 minute read

Every good author writes with a target audience in mind, but it is rare to find a book aimed simultaneously…

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As the 2008 financial crisis receded, U.S. household wealth rebounded by this year to the astounding record of $89 trillion….

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Does Capitalism Foster Greed?

By: Dr. David Kotter

6 minute read

Editor’s Note: In his essay, “A Christian Critique of Capitalism: Is Capitalism Based on Greed?” (IFWE’s new book, Counting the Cost:…

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Book Review: The Soul of Atlas

By: Dr. David Kotter

4 minute read

Every good author writes with a target audience in mind, but it is rare to find a book aimed simultaneously…

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The New Testament says a lot about the underlying causes of poverty. Does it also have anything to say about…

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Sin: The Root Cause of Poverty

By: Dr. David Kotter

5 minute read

Last Friday, Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines, killing ten thousand people and crippling an already-impoverished area. Typhoon Haiyan is…

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The Causes of Poverty in the New Testament

By: Dr. David Kotter

7 minute read

Editor’s Note: Today we continue our series of excerpts from IFWE’s forthcoming book, For the Least of These: A Biblical…

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Reading Ayn Rand Through A Biblical Lens

By: Dr. David Kotter

4 minute read

Ed. note: this post is adapted from portions of David Kotter’s research paper, Check Your Premises: Ayn Rand Through A…

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What Is Objectivism?

By: Dr. David Kotter

5 minute read

Ed. Note: This is the next post in a series on Ayn Rand, adapted from Dr. Kotter’s larger research paper…

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Who Is Ayn Rand?

By: Dr. David Kotter

4 minute read

I have introduced a new series on Ayn Rand by investigating her impact on our culture. Before diving into her worldview,…

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