At Work & Public Square

IFWE’s Midweek Memo – 08.21.13

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Offering you the latest news, analysis, and opinion on all things faith, work, and economics.

Can Work Become an Idol? New Film About Steve Jobs Inspires and Repels Christian Post

Christian reviewers praised the new film “Jobs” as inspirational, a great example of one man using his God-given talents to bless the world, but they also had a caveat – beware of the message of work becoming an idol. – Tyler O’Niel

Disability and Employment: Should We Be Doing More? Values and Capitalism

As Christians, we should do all we can to break these stereotypes and shine a light on the truth that people with disabilities do have something to contribute to society, and when they’re given that opportunity, they do so—many times to a higher degree than their counterparts who do not have a disability. – Karl Cooper

Does Loving the Poor Mean Keeping Them Poor? Acton Institute

If we insist on “loving the poor” but create conditions that increase poverty or make it difficult for a poor person to use his or her own abilities to make money, we aren’t loving anyone. – Elise Hilton

Is Your Job Useless? The Gospel Coalition

Today, three-quarters of Americans feel unfulfilled in their work — and job dissatisfaction may be an even greater struggle in the Christian community. What do we do, then, when we feel our work is useless? – Elise Amyx

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