Blog author: jballor
Wednesday, December 8, 2010

My friend John Armstrong examines “How Market Economies Really Work.” Armstrong concludes, “The gospel makes people free and teaches them to be virtuous. This is what is inherently Christian and no economic system can thrive long-term without them.”

He cites a piece by Stellenbosch University economist Stan du Plessis, “How Can You be a Christian and an Economist? The Meaning of the Accra Declaration for Today.” The du Plessis piece was of great help to me in writing the third chapter of my book, Ecumenical Babel, in which I examine the argument of the Accra Confession.

And we were able to distribute hundreds of Accra Confession study kits at last summer’s Uniting General Council of the World Communion of Reformed Churches. These kits included a copy of du Plessis’ paper, and you can download a PDF yourself here.

  • Roger McKinney

    Their real beef is with economic science. This wholesale rejection of an entire field of science must be unprecedented in Christian history and very strange. But Mises predicted it. He saw that Marx couldn’t rebuff the science of economics, so he decided to ridicule it and fabricate an ideology of polylogism. Many in Christianity bought into it. So now these “Christians” stand opposed to science. Very enlightened!