At Work & Economics 101

IFWE’s Midweek Memo – 03.13.13

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5 Ways to Find Joy in a Job You Don’t Love  The Gospel Coalition

…what do you do when you get stuck in a job you don’t love? When you’re waiting for a better one to come along, feel called to stay in certain work, or aren’t yet qualified for a job you think you might enjoy more? Is it possible to keep getting up day after day and actually have joy in your work? –Joseph Rhea

Capitalism Is Not the Same as Consumerism Values and Capitalism

It is true that immediate gratification is neither sustainable nor morally beneficial. That is why capitalism, defined as free markets and limited government, is not primarily about consumerism. –Jacque Otto

It’s Beginning to Make Sense: College, Calling, and Career  The High Calling

We are responsible for what happens on this earth. The renewing that Christ did and is still doing has everything to do with you and me and our roles in his creation. God’s creation. Whether it’s a school teacher, a basketball coach, a business man, or a missionary, God has called us to be active in his kingdom. –Sam Guthrie

Doing an Inverted 180 on Colorado’s Dead Forests  Christianity Today

Clark believes God stirs our hearts by the beauty around us, whether in the Colorado backcountry or in a well-crafted snowboard. –Chris Horst

C. S. Lewis on Selfishness vs. Self-Interest  The Gospel Coalition

It is not in our self-interest to be selfish. Rather, self-denial is in our self-interest. –Art Lindsley

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