Blog author: jcarter
Monday, July 2, 2012

Jerry Ford, Faith, Free Markets and Michael Novak in Grand Rapids
Mark Tooley, Juicy Ecumenism

The rebirth of American confidence and prosperity was fueled by new intellectual ammunition for democracy and free markets. Chief among them was Catholic philsopher Michael Novak’s 1982 Spirit of Democratic Capitalism. Novak provided theological and moral arguments for limited government and free enterprise.

Adam Smith: The Morality of the Invisible Hand
Gertrude Himmelfarb, Standpoint

“Das Adam Smith Problem” — that problem was put to us a century-and-a-half ago by a German economist (August Oncken, little known today except for that memorable phrase), and we are still wrestling with it. At issue is the apparent contradiction between The Wealth of Nations and The Theory of Moral Sentiments — between the political economist and the moral philosopher.

The Bible Appreneur: An Interview with Bobby Gruenewald, Founder of YouVersion
Robert Crosby, Patheos

The YouVersion Bible app has been downloaded fifty million times. How did it get started—and what’s next?

The separation of church and business
Barnabas Piper, WORLD

During a recent conversation with my boss he told me, “A Christian business isn’t a church.” Having worked at a Christian business for most of the past seven years, I resonated with the insight he gave.