Christmas as Heavenly Economy
Peter J. Leithart, First Things
Since the early centuries of the Church, Christians have thought of giving and receiving gifts as a fitting way to celebrate the Incarnation. The logic is simple: God so loved the world that he gave; so should we.
It’s a Wonderful Country: Pottersville or Bedford Falls?
Carson Holloway, Public Discourse
In the classic Christmas film “It’s a Wonderful Life,” the humane society of Bedford Falls is built on conservative principles, not contemporary liberal ones.
The Case of the Vanishing Orphanage
Christ Horst, Values & Capitalism
This type of story can cultivate skepticism, prompting us to pull back. But it doesn’t have to.
Selfishness, Self-Interest, and Significance
Jay W. Richards, Institute for Faith, Work & Economics
This March, Greg Smith, an executive director at Goldman Sachs, announced his resignation in the pages of The New York Times. His reasoning: the company’s employees and culture had morphed into a gross entity that sidelines the interests of the client in favor of making a quick buck.