Scatter is an online learning platform applying Christian faith to themes of calling, culture, and work in diverse roles and industries.“The Purpose of Business“ course asks, “Is there also a way to link the heart of Christian faith to the actual day-to-day work of business?”
Suggested books, websites & articles
Institute for Faith, Work & Economics. For a comprehensive perspective on economics from a Christian perspective, start with the Institute for Faith, Work and Economics. Nobody does it better, or more thoroughly. (Though the Acton Institute is a close second.)
The Economics of Neighborly Love: Investing in Your Community’s Compassion and Capacity by Tom Nelson. See Jeff’s review of this book above in the blog section.
Being Consumed: Economics and Christian Desire, by William Cavanaugh. This slim volume is the starting point if you’re interested in Christian faith and the economy.
The Commercial Society: Foundations and Challenges in a Global Age, by Samuel Gregg. An insightful, balanced book diagnosing the global challenges of capitalism.
Capitalism and Progress: A Diagnosis of Western Society, by Bob Goudzwaard. A classic analysis of the West & capitalism from a theological perspective.
Economic Compulsion and Christian Ethics by Albino Barrera.
“Losing Interest? – Imagining a Financial System Without Debt.“ A fascinating talk by the Veritas forum.
“Faith and Finance” Convivium Magazine, Vol 2. No. 8. Though you’ll have to buy the magazine, this Convivium article is a thought-provoking treatment on “restoring faith in the financial world.”
Jay Peroni, a faith-based investor, has dedicated time to thinking about how Christian faith should influence our portfolios.