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  • Your work is more than your job

    This week marked Labor Day in the United States, a holiday designed to celebrate the formative role of labor, and particularly labor unions, in the development of the American landscape. It
  • The D-Day price and the Prince of Peace

    The Hague, Netherlands—I’m writing from the capital of the Netherlands on the 75th anniversary of D-Day. I am here to attend a conference at the Peace Palace, a complex built by Andrew
  • God’s reclamation project

    The basic elements of the gospel message are familiar territory for most Christians. God created things good. Human beings fell into corruption and the rest of the world along with us. God’s

Latest PowerBlog Posts by Jordan J. Ballor

  • What Is Protestant Social Teaching?

    The point of departure for Protestant Social Teaching: An Introduction is an observation set forth by Stephen J. Grabill in the pages of the Journal of Markets & Morality: “Neither magisterial Protestants nor evangelicals have a theologically unified body of social teaching.” Continue Reading…
  • How does human work further human dignity?

    For all the claims regarding the subjectivity of economics, including schools of thought that emphasize subjective value theory and the descriptive rather than the normative, much mainstream economic thought focuses on what seems to be objective and measurable. Continue Reading... Related posts:…
  • We can’t put a federal price tag on parenting

    As the end of the COVID-19 pandemic is in sight and we see some hope on the horizon, politicians in our nation’s capital are considering significant proposals to address the crises of the working poor and child poverty. Continue Reading...
  • How much is good parenting worth?

    Recent policy debates over direct cash grants to parents from the federal government expose our society’s dysfunctional attitudes toward work and parenting. Over at the Detroit News, I have some thoughts and (mostly) concerns. Continue Reading... Related posts: The Parenting Class Utah becomes…
  • Entrepreneurship in theological perspective: Creative and innovative

    What distinguishes something that is truly creative from something that is simply innovative? And how do we value and prioritize one or the other? In a recent study, “Creativity, Innovation, and the Historicity of Entrepreneurship,” Victor Claar and I attempt to disambiguate what we call “creative…

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