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Excerpt from Wealth Creation and Justice

Righteous Business (Page 20) Justice. Righteousness. Scripture often treats these as synonyms. Yet each is distinct. To be just means one has avoided breaking the law, and has fulfilled the law. It conveys an absence of culpability. Righteousness, by contrast, implies a larger, fuller standard of behavior. It subsumes justice, but adds the love-motivated behaviors […]

Putting the Enterprise in Social Enterprise

by Rudy Carrasco Landscaping. Coffee shops. Handyman services. Training kitchens. Snow removal. Housing for single mothers. Across the United States, church and business leaders are responding to needs in their communities through social enterprise. Social enterprise addresses a basic unmet need or solve a social problem through a market-driven approach. Many social enterprises mix earned revenue […]

Hyma Brings Shalom

by Ellie Hutchison Her hand moves rhythmically, hovering in constant motion above the red earth. She draws in rice flour. A trail of white left in her wake, forming geometric swirls, arches, circles, and loops. Her kolam is elaborate, yet simple. Beautiful, but precise. Each morning, millions of women in India rise and draw kolams […]

Business and Shalom

by Roxanne Addink de Graaf Business and Shalom are seldom seen in the same sentence. Shalom is a word more often heard in church than in the marketplace. However, just coming from a visit with entrepreneurs in Liberia, I’m more convinced than ever of the vital role of business in bringing about true shalom, the […]

Breaking Down the Sacred-Secular Divide

by Mike Baer Adapted from material first published on the Third Path Blog, as part of a series, reposted with kind permission. What is the Sacred-Secular Divide? You don’t have to go very far today to hear some reference to the ‘sacred-secular divide’ or the ‘sacred-secular dichotomy.’ It’s in all the books, blogs, conferences – and occasionally […]